Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bed time Nightmare!

We've recently encountered some sleep issues with Tia. This is a bit of a shocker since she has always been a great sleeper. It all seemed to start when we were in Rochester visiting my Mom. Tia insisted that her Nonna lay down with her at bed time. Of course Nonna did it, because Grandma's do those things for their grand kids. That's part of their job description! D.R. and I didn't make a big deal out of Tia's behavior since we were not at home, and emotions were high with everything going on at the time.
When we came home, Tia kept saying she couldn't sleep and that her bed was too small. That's when we decided to make the transition to the big bed. At first she was doing well in the new bed, but now it seems we're back at square one. We go through our same bed time routine each night. She goes to bed with no problem. However, about 2 minutes later she emerges from her room saying she can't sleep. D.R. has to tuck her back in about 3 times, and then eventually will give in and go lay down with her. We can't keep going on like this.

D.R. called today and asked me if I would pick up some stickers and do a reward chart. Doesn't it figure. I'm the one with the Psychology degree, and a background in child development, yet my husband the engineer came up with the idea of a sticker chart! So today I made this chart (not exactly the artist in the family) and we'll start tonight. All I can do is hope for the best. I'm sure there will be an update in the near future!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Psychology degree?????? Child Development background???????

I should have approached YOU when I had all those issues going on with Noah! Duh!