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Old 10-24-2020, 08:01 AM
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To clarify one point, my friend said she was with her dad when he drank so much that he was unable to drive. She drove him home at age 10 years.
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:48 AM
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Children get too excited about what happened to them during the day, that's why they cannot fall asleep. Maybe they need to form sort of bedtime rituals, like reading fairytales or talking about their day in a calm atmosphere.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:46 AM
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Hello to everyone! My daughter Sophia is now 3 months old and she started crying non stop when I tried to put her to bed.
She has also started waking up several times at night. It started to drive me crazy. I hadn't been sleeping well all week.
I decided to try a sleep app, especially, I was looking for one with music and lullabies and now I am testing the Shema Baby Sleep Tracker app.
Has anyone heard anything about it?
Right now Sophia is starting to calm down a bit when I put her to bed and play lullabies. I'm so hoping it will work all the time......
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:04 AM
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This is an awesome and generous gift you are giving these kids. Even if it doesn't work out long-term the way you might hope, this is still a gift that will last forever.

My kids are 7, 10, and 14. "Bedtime" is 8:30ish, but that means go upstairs. The youngest goes right to sleep, the oldest takes a shower and then journals, and the 10yo decides she needs to reorganize her closet or some such madness. She also gets up at 4:30 with the puppy and doesn't nap during the day, ever. Some days she's out on her bike for hours, and other days it's hours and hours of screentime.

It waxes and wanes, and with the pandemic the rules change every day or go out the window and we retool when things go sideways. It's a hot mess over here, and we have 2 fully employed parents and even grandma living with us! So less judgement and more grace shown to these families that are struggling even more than the rest of us would be recommended to some of the posters here.

Kids putting themselves to bed responsibly is something a 10yo could do, but s/he would have to be mature, and it's tougher if the rest of the family isn't on board. The suggestions to talk to the parents and kids about making sure they get enough sleep for successful horse fun is right on point.

To the new member who bumped the thread, welcome! How was your daughter sleeping before? I'd be really surprised if she was sleeping through the night as newborns typically aren't physiologically ready for that. Take a look at your daytime routine to see if that's regular. What time does she go to bed, and what is your bedtime routine? It seems counterintuitive, but she might be overly tired, and that's why she is having a hard time calming down.
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