Often called bedtime resistance is one of the most common problems in young children aged one to five. Bedtime resistance may be associated with other problems such as hyperactivity and oppositional behaviors.

The problem may be separation anxiety, fear of the dark, monsters, and shadows. If children hear noises and voices, they may be curious about what’s going on in the rest of the house or may not be tired.

At bedtime, it is not uncommon for children not to want to separate from parents or caregivers. They may not be ready to transition from a fun shared activity to a relaxed alone one, such as sleeping.

If interventions are not prompt and efficient, the problem may last for years. In addition, it may increase parental frustration and dissatisfaction.

At Healthy Connections, we offer parents help and guidance on managing their children’s bedtime. We have treated behaviors such as; children leaving their bedrooms after they have gone to bed, multiple uses of the restroom, crying at night, calling out, requesting one more hug and more.

Some of the interventions our team of clinicians recommends to parents are; making bedtime a particular time by singing bedtime songs, reading children’s stories, wishing them a good night, or praying.

We also recommend parents be aware of their reactions to remain calm with the practice of some strategies. A relaxed and under-control caregiver gives their children a chance to follow suit.

The Parent Enrichment Sessions or the Parent-Child Coaching will help you through the many new decisions and actions you must take as a parent. For example, how to enforce limits effectively and empathically.

Our sessions will help ease your fears and frustrations and give you the necessary skill set to create the family you can’t wait to be around! Contact us for further information.


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