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Old 08-18-2007, 08:02 PM
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Hi Kimmi! Welcome to FamilyCorner!

My son is almost 10 and has gone through similiar bouts of not wanting to go to bed.

If you think that you have ruled out any real health problems, I would work on the routine at bedtime.

Have you tried a bath before bed to calm her down?

How about a snack before bathtime, the bath and then story time? After storytime, try the headphones again. Is it dark and quiet enough in her room?

You might have to do the "tough love" routine and for a few consecutive nights silently take her back to her bed and put her there....time after time until she falls asleep. That's rough, I did this for about 4 days with my son when he was around 3.

It still concerns me that a 6 yr. old could tell you indepth that voices are talking to her. To err on the safe side, I would still recommend a complete check up with her doctor.

I hope that things get better fast at your house.

Please keep us updated to let us know how you and she are doing.


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