Where should she sleep?

@berbar (17)
United States
February 17, 2009 11:10am CST
My daughter is eight years old, and gets scared of the dark. She sleeps in her own bed here at home, and seems to be getting used to it, but when she stays at her fathers house on the weekends she sleeps in his bed with him, because she gets scared. Let me know you opinions on this matter, and should I spesk with her Dad about it?
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• China
19 Feb 09
You don't have to tell her dad about it .When i was little ,i had the same situation with your daughter .I didn't sleep alone in my room until 10 years old for i was scared of the dark . Now i am 22 years old and am a university student .It doesm't matter anything .So ,often talk with your daughter and encourage her to be more brave and you can also tell her some stories about sleeping alone that can make her more beautiful or something like that~
@misskyla (40)
• United States
17 Feb 09
My husband has a daughter from a previous relationship and this child would not sleep alone at all. It was a big issue for us. I explained to him that it would be better for her and important for her to learn to sleep on her own. You could let him know how you feel and suggest he bring her back to her own bed and he can comfort her for a few minutes and then return to his own bed. He may have to do this several times a night initially, but it will catch on and she should learn to comfort her own self and fall back asleep at some point. The internet is full of information explaining the benefits of a child learning to sleep on his or her own.
@katsalot1 (1619)
17 Feb 09
Yes. Maybe he could get her her own pretty bed-side lamp with a low-wattage lightbulb. Failing that, you can get some interesting nightlights now. She has to get used to sleeping on her own.