I have a fifo hubby and while he is home my 5 year old goes to bed with only a small fuss. but the weeks he is away is it like she is torturing me.she won’t lay down she screams and carries on she kicks and slaps. I have tried so many things, talking calmly and nicely to her and she acts up. (please no judgement ) I have tried raising my voice at her but she just keeps pushing my buttons. she just laughs when I tell her off. I have tried stories I have tried music i have tried essential oils so many things to calm her down. im at such a low as I don’t know what else to do. we have tried a sleep consultant with little results. im finding it so hard as I also have a 7 year old who goes to to bed nicely and sleeps well but i feel im also missing out on time with 7 year old because im battling bed time with the 5year old.
Posted anonymously, 21st August 2020