Question: My daughter is 5 years old, but the problem started when she was 4. She does not sleep at night, and gets into everything. She has totally emptied out my kitchen on numerous occasions. She opens anything she can and pours it in the floor.
Recently I’ve been having trouble keeping her in the house at night. We are currently trying to find a door lock she cannot open. When she does sleep it is impossible to wake her up. I have gotten her on schedule many times, but it will only last for about about a week or two and she is back to the same old routine. She will sleep from 2 to 10 hours, it just depends on her I guess. I am lost at what to do, but have three other children and am just too worn out to keep staying up with her. I have really been considering taking her to a specialist. Is anyone else having a problems similar to this? Dear Jessica,Thank you for sharing your story with us. We understand that this is a very difficult situation for your family.We’re opening up your story for feedback from other visitors. In the meantime, it may be helpful to go to our page on sleep disorders in children, where you can find other parents’ stories and view existing comments. We wish the best for your family. Please update us if the situation improves.Warmly,JordanEYSD Editor