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My 5-Year-Old Daughter Will Not Go To Sleep Before 6:30 AM!

by Kay
(St. Johns, NL)

It's been about a week now since this started. I put her to bed at her regular time of 8:30 PM and I read her one or two books.

She will constantly get up out of bed and make any excuse (I have to pee, I want a drink, I'm hungry, I'm bored, etc.). In the past week she hasn't fallen asleep before 6:30 AM. I then try to wake her by at least 10:00 AM in the hopes she will be so tired by bedtime that night she will sleep, but she doesn't.

I can't sleep because she's constantly up asking for things in the past week I've had maybe 5 hours sleep. I'm exhausted, frustrated, and cannot function properly during the day cause I'm literally falling asleep doing normal daily tasks.

I'm worried sick about my child. Her behavior has changed completely from a child who was extremely well-behaved to a demanding child. If I don't give her what she asks for she freaks out and starts yelling at me so I put her in time out.

I know her behavior is due to her not sleeping. I'm at the point now where I'm going to have to take her to a doctor because I physically can't function during the day anymore.

I need help. I've tried everything and read every article that I can find and nothing is working. Please help this exhausted mom :(

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