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Bedtime Troubles

Why doesn't my six year old son want to go to bed in his bedroom? We go into his bedroom at 8:30, read 2 stories, say goodnight with a hug and a kiss and then it starts. He begs and pleads with me to let him sleep on the couch. I have asked him why he doesn't want to sleep in his bed, and he just keeps saying because he doen't want to and to please let him sleep on the couch. After calmly speaking with him through his tears and pleads, he will finally fall alseep I think out of sheer exhaustion from cying. However, he will eventually make his way to the couch in the middle of the night because without fail I will find him there when I wake up the next morning at 7am.
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535822 tn?1443976780
He does it because you are not consistent in saying No , you say you are speaking to him about it, its too much, stay quiet, take him back to his bed each time he comes out,dont stay with him . maybe you will have to shut off the living room as I really dont know how you stop that if you are sleeping .
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Chan0505
I have a son that is 5 that do the same thing. What me and my husband did was go to lowes and get a night light of his favorite thing like the fish in the sea, and we placed it in his room and he has something to look at until he fall asleep. We haven't had any problems after that, so good luck with that.  
535822 tn?1443976780
Thats a good idea Candy has and you may let him choose which night lite he wants ..that may help a lot ..
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