I wouldn't be surprised if it was every night.
I also don't know that struggling is right, she has always been a yeller. That's how she deals with the kids. With most people actually.
My DS was waking at 5am every day someone suggested to put him to bed earlier (he was going to bed between 7-7.30am)so now we have dinner at 4.30-5pm and into bed at 6 and he sleeps until 7!
Sleep promotes sleep!!
It seemed so ridiculous but it has changed our lives. Also if he is over tired during the day and needs a nap, I'll make sure he has one. Otherwise his sleep over night is horrible. If he has a late night he always has a nap the next day.
I start my day at 5 30am and go to bed by 11pm. If I go to bed before 10 I am awake at 3.30am for the day. A 10 min nap in the middle of the day will see me through. If I napped for 2.5hrs I wouldn't sleep that night....but I know some people need more sleep than others, too. If I get 7 hours sleep a few nights in a row then I get to the point I have so much energy I only sleep a couple of hours and power through the day. My DH is similar...so it makes sense we made kids the same as us!
Yeah my older 2 had dropped naps by 3. When my first started school everyone told me he would come home tired, but it's never happened once, and hasn't changed his bed or wake up time. He seems to handle life just fine on 9-10 hours sleep.
Well, DS1 (almost 7) tried to start the day at 2:20 this morning.
He was told in no uncertain terms that it was the middle of the night and that he needed to go to sleep ASAP. Nutter.
Most days I'm up 5-5.15am and bedtime is between 8-11pm depending on what's happening. Currently it's 8/8.30pm as I'm trying to avoid eating crap whilst watching TV after the kids go to bed so I go to bed. I only get a decent sleep at midday 3-4 a week. The rest of the time it's 10-20min.
But at the same time I can function on 2-4hrs sleep for months.
The kids were up at 5am today. After their marathon 3hr nap they were in bed by 7.30pm and asleep by 7.45am. Blame DH squarely for the wake up today as he HAS to run the bloody noisy coffee machine at 5am.
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