So DD for the last 2-3 months has gone from going to bed alone and sleeping all night, to needing me (ONLY me) to read a book, tell her about nice dreams, sing a song and rub her on the back until she's asleep and has been getting up numerous times a night then getting up before 6.
I've quite frankly had enough. She's no longer having nightmares so she's just become accustomed to me being there with her.
So how do I get her back to going to sleep in her own and staying in bed all night?
I'm not wanting to be talked into continuing what I'm doing, I need her to do it by herself and stay in bed all night. Open to gentle or tough love suggestions though.
Just wanting to add that I've been working with a psychologist on my parenting and in general we have discussed how she needs to start letting other people do things for her as her reliance on just me is wearing me out mentally. So I'm trying some tough love in the day time. Eg I have been going out in my own for a few hours here or there and leaving her hysterical I'm going somewhere without her. So I'm unsure if I should be doing tough love at night or something more gentle.
If she was still having nightmares I would lean towards gentle, but now I think it's just her testing me and trying to gain more power.
Thanks in advance. ☺️