Originally Posted by jenis
LOL, I remember in the early 90's reading a book (or maybe a pamphlet?) titled 'The Family Bed'. We never considered it, but knew two couples that had children who refused to sleep in their own beds. They were miserable.......
We compromise with 15 minutes of cuddles before bed . . . and then it's adult time. And if that doesn't work, there's Melatonin.
Too many parents with too much guilt over how they're messing up their kids, instead of acting like parents. Kids are going to get messed up. It's not a matter of 'if', it's a matter of 'how'. Once you accept that, you can send the little buggers off to bed every night with a clear conscience.
Also got a chance to read "Go The F#ck To Bed" this weekend, the faux-children's book about a parent's exasperation trying to get their kid down for the night. It's priceless.