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Where did I go wrong? dd has never been able to sleep without touching someone. Dh and I have gently tried to get dd to sleep in her own room or atleast on a bed besides us and dd never wanted to for years. She even made grandma sleep with her the one time I needed someone to take dd for a weekend. I even got forceful one night several weeks back and used sleeping on her own as a punishment<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: and dd came back with "you're breaking my heart, mom"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap"><br>
Just today dd came up to me while I was doing laundry and said I've should have trained her to sleep on her own<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br>
So what should I do? I know that she won't want to sleep on her own tonight though she says she does. Is this just dd having a hard transistion? I understand it might be a gradual process I just wasn't expecting dd to blame me for "letting" her co-sleep. My plan is to do the don't offer don't refuse. I did this with nursing, though she still nurses most nights, though for all of 5 seconds. I did ask if we should train to stop nursing and dd claims that dc just stop nursing and they don't need training for that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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well, when it came time for us to go to bed dd decided that she didn't want to sleep on her own. I tucked her into her bed and went to brush my teeth. She started to get worried and said she didn't want to sleep by herself. I pointed out that she was the same way when she was younger and this was way I never "trained" her. Actually she was worse as an infant and insisted on sleeping ontop of me.<br>
She now has no desire to be "trained".
 
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