My 7 1/2 daughter is majorly regressing and it's upsetting the whole family. I finally got kids/babies out of our bed about a year ago. My two dd's were sleeping well in their own beds for over a year and then the elder started needing us in the night. She wanted to camp out on the floor of our bedroom. This became nightly for several months. Now she can't fall asleep in that situation and she needs to be next to me. So Daddy is (once again) kicked out for the time being. Basically she says she is scared of having bad dreams, she's scared of going to sleep. I feel strongly that she is not being manipulative, there is truly something going on here. School is going fine, there have been no stressful or traumatic events in our lives. We've tried ignoring the problem and just not making an issue out of it, we've tried me sleeping in her bed (no go). My hubby and I are so frustrated and exhausted. I wouldn't mind it if I saw an end in sight but I don't. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Is this a developmental stage?? Should we seek professional help? The poor thing is really distressed about not being able to fall asleep. She is totally psyching herself out (which I know I've done). She is very strong willed and I keep telling myself she'll grow out of it and decide to start sleeping on her own when she's ready but this has gone on for months and has gotten worse! Thanks for any insights/suggestions!