I am remarried and have joint custody of 10 year old son. In past marriage we did allow to sleep with us in our bed. When he comes to stay with us every other week, we had to teach him to sleep in his own bed. This was hard for me, but we did it and my son is very proud of himself. The problem is when he goes back to is fathers home (not remarried) he continues to sleep with dad. I have asked his dad to teach him to sleep alone and gave him literature on the steps to take. The reason is because the first night we get him back, he has to re-establish his sleep pattern at our home, and he often cries alot the 1st night because he has slept with dad all week. His dad is now trying to get son in his own bed, but when I ask how it is going, he says he has to ;lay down with him until he falls alseep. I have told him that is not good and he needs to be consistent, but he wont listen...ANY ADVISE??? My son goes thru hell at bedtime when he comes to my house because he sleeps on his own, but the first night he goes thru hell and I am tired of watching him suffer!!!
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