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    Default Morning radio (patenting advice)

    **This has been posted in the co-sleeping section**

    Dh was listening to the radio and they were taking about sleep issues in young children.

    The advice from a 'psychologist' caller was that sleeping with your child from age 2+ is wrong because it cause separation anxiety in them and they wake early to be with you.
    Who are these people?!
    Dh is now convinced ds1 shouldn't be coming in our bed anymore (he turns 4 next month and used to come in our bed around 1-2am, but lately it's been around 4am, so I think he is stretching it out and will eventually go a whole night).
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    Ops, mods please fix to 'advice'

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    I am very often gobsmacked by the ridiculous comments and advice given by psychologists, it seems to me they must do their study from textbooks from the '50's or something. It really is a recurring theme I see in 'expert opinion' on quite a number of topics.

    I'm amazed how out of touch they seem to be with the real world.

    My cousin is a psychologist, and she's fairly strange, my lovely nephew has just finished a Bachelor in psychology, I am just hoping and praying the teaching he has had is much improved!!

    I steer WELL clear of psychologists!!

    ETA - Get your dh to read "Three in a bed" Really comprehensive book about co-sleeping, it is brilliant.

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    I know this is an old thread but just wanted to say that I'm a psychologist *and* a co-sleeper!

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    DD1 started co sleeping at 18mo... And she eventually grew out of it at about 3.5 or so. She is the least attached kid I know haha. Definitely no separation anxiety at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    DD1 started co sleeping at 18mo... And she eventually grew out of it at about 3.5 or so. She is the least attached kid I know haha. Definitely no separation anxiety at all.
    Sounds like she has a strong, secure attachment so isn't afraid of separation

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    My DS' s old psychologist blames his anxiety on the fact that we are co-sleepers. I'm sure he would have it either way though.

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    The best way to help kids feel secure in my experience is to show them you're there, not force them away from you!!

    My DS2 has SPD so other contributing factors but he has always been extremely attached to me. Everyone told me to stick him in daycare from an early age to teach him to go to other people and I refused. We co-sleep, he is with me 99% of the time, and what do you know, he is now 3.5 and he is much more secure and content.

    Oh yea and still co-sleeping with him at 3.5yrs. Tried to get him out of it. It worked for a week and then he was back...who am I to say no to sleepy squishy cuddles!

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    DS has been co sleeping since be was 12 weeks old ( now 3.5) and is the most independent , confident kid you will ever meet - he started pre school this year and on the first day waved goodbye to DH and I and ran off to play - the teacher commented how kids who have been in daycare are more confident at pre school - she was shocked when I told her he has never been in any care and this was his first day! ( on average he wakes up between. 8-8.30am so definitely not an early riser because of co sleeping!)

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    Lol, well I co sleep with dd2.5 and she woke me up at 4.30am so she could get up and play with her siblings who were all still asleep!


 

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