HUGs hun, no sleep sucks especially when you are not ued to it and heavily pregnant and still working and looking after your little one I hope she sleeps better for you tonight hon.
When is your man back from work ? hoefuly SOON xxx
My 5 yr old dd sometimes does this. If its something she can do for herself (which it usually is) I just ignore it and she's back asleep pretty quickly.
I'm sorry but I'm in the camp of she is only 4, she is away from you practically full time, her father is away more than he is home and you are pregnant with another child - the poor kid is looking for some love and reassurance not to be yelled at and smacked!!!
I get your pregnant, practically parenting alone and trying to juggle work all at the same time but you need to take a deep breath and approach this situation alot differently - your daughter is trying to reach out and you are shutting her out, I can't imagine what that is doing to get emotional well being!
Try and talk to someone irl and come up with some strategies on how to control your anger and how to respond more effectively to this behaviour
Im the working mum of a night waking 4 year old to. EVERY night. She comes in to our bed and insists on sleeping with her arms wrapped around me. I get no sleep EVER. Im tired and cranky most of the time to.
But - shes 4. She justs wants to be near me. She wont do this forever and one day I will miss those little arms around me in the night.
I know how you feel - really I do.
Yeah sorry I am a bit gobsmacked that some people see this behaviour as a child just being a nuisance.
Poor little love just wants some love.
I read a saying once that has stuck with me "those that appear to deserve the least love need it the most".
So sad. Just look a little deeper and there are little people begging to be validated and adored not just dealt with.
She's four comfort the poor kid...
Last edited by DQ; 04-09-2012 at 19:02.
ok i dont take my frustrations out on her, yes i get upset but i dont hurt her and i am there if she genuinly needs comfort. But i also know my daughter better than anyone else and i KNOW that she is just crying out for attention, because she actually gets it from me at night.
i know she is only 4 but some of the behavior is just delay tactics. I am going to work on it, we are on a mummy daughter date now at the pub (shes in the playroom) and i will be helping her with her pjs/reading some stories tonight to make her feel a bit more loved. But i wont be having her in my bed or just continuing to get up to her every couple hours. I need her to be able to sort this out for herself like i know she can.
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