How can I help my children sleep? You may have wondered, like me, from time to time.. It's one of the most recurring topics among parents right? Do your children struggle to find their sleep, and you struggle with the urge of running miles away? Let's take a closer look!
Children's sleep is heaven. When they sleep! How can I help my children sleep then?
If you have children, or have spent time with them, you have probably experienced the relief that floods you when you close the door of their room in the evening, imagining a few hours of adult life just for you, or for your couple.
And you probably all know the thrill that runs through your back when you hear a
Moooom, Daaaad, I can't sleep! I'm thirsty! Please come! At first you pretend not to have heard, but after 2 minutes the little voice has become a loud cry and at some point you need to avoid waking up the whole neighborhood ..
So you get up, and you hope to fix it in a few minutes. But your child's eyes are wide open and, based on his energy level, he could go hiking up a mountain .. not quite willing to stay alone in the dark. Children's sleep becomes a nightmare.
You stay a little longer, then try to leave the room again, and there it is. This loud cry, the weeping cry. In your head, the fight : on one hand,
I want to finish my film ! (or tidy up the kitchen / talk with your friends who came for a drink / go to sleep / anything else) but on the other,
Poor honey, look at his big tears .. I can't just leave him like that ..
And depending on your fatigue level and empathy, one of these thoughts will move you in one direction or the other .. with its consequences.