Monday, March 10, 2008

Sleep and Flashlight

As I have mentioned previously, Ricki has been afraid to go to sleep at night, unless I am on the computer in the room. (It is interesting to note that on Friday evening, when I never use the computer, she has no problems.) In order to get some control of the situation, I decided to let her have a flashlight to use at bedtime. I had been told by people with experience, that the feeling of control that the flashlight gives the child (since he can choose to light it or not) helps them overcome their fear.
Well, we tried it, and it has worked pretty well! Actually very well. She was asleep in minutes!
Now I have to close this computer to get ME to sleep!

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