nightime parenting. And my little is 4, and he's still really on our schedule or his own...so it's no big deal.
Can someone talk about Nighttime Parenting the older child? 8.5 years old going on 40. My son doesn't go to sleep w/o one of us lying down with him. And he cannot stay up as late as I do, though he would like to...he just can't do it.
So, it's not the parenting to sleep that I mind, it's the constant complaining. The "I can't sleep" when he's been lying in bed for maybe 1 minute. The "why can't I stay up". The horrible fit melting down if he doesn't get to bed in time--but being mad that he has to.
And he thinks nighttime routines are waaaaaay beyond him. Sigh. and
Anyone have any ideas?