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My 8 Year Old Wakes Up Sobbing!

by Heather George

Hello All,

First of all let me just say that I have twin 8 year old daughters. My girls never had trouble sleeping when they were babies. Then at 4 years old one of them began to have night terrors. She would wake up screaming almost every night.

She has since grown out of that, however now my other daughter who has never had ANY issues going to sleep, wakes up several times a night just sobbing. When you ask her whats wrong, she just says "I don't know!" Then once you get her back to sleep she will wake up again.

She has no memory of any of this the next morning and can't tell me if she is having nightmares of any kind. I ask her all the time if there is anything bothering her, or if she is having trouble in her life that she needs to talk about, she assures me there is not.

Tonight this happened three times in the first hour and half of her falling asleep. I am worried that something bad is going on with her. but then again, it could be that I am not there at night, or because she has been in quite a bit of trouble lately. I don't know, but it is starting to scare me.

Oh I forgot...One thing that she does say is that in the middle of the night her stomach starts to hurt, but it never hurts when she goes to bed or when she wakes up.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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Feb 28, 2013
twin waking up crying
by: Sparrow

I don't know how to put this , but for some reason I think you should find out if your daughter has been molested. They often either don't understand exactly what happend or they are scared into not saying something. I don't even know just what makes me think this. I also considered not writing anything. But then I thought, what if this little girl is being molested and I didn't say anything. I sure hope it is not the case and that my feelings were off.

Maybe your little girl is just hungry at night. Sugar imbalances can also create havoc with your emotions and sleep.

I really hope I am totally wrong about the first part of my post. Sorry to put this out there, but I cannot in good conscience let it go.

Feb 28, 2013
by: Heather

Thank you for your comment. Im not sure why they are just now posting this. I wrote those almost 2 years ago. It turned out to be a gastrointestinal issue. But i also did have her checked physically and psychologically for abuse. Thank you for your comments and concerns.

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