>> Monday, July 16, 2012
I'm trying to wean my daughter from sleeping with her brother. For one thing, it's making him cranky. For another, he has been having a hard time dealing with even the tiniest frustrations and, for yet another, he is taking some of that aggression out on his sister, which I cannot allow to continue. However, reasoning with an autistic child is...challenging.
So, I'm encouraging her, as a step to sleeping in her own bed, to sleep in my room. My children do not like to do anything on command. I told her she could sleep in the easy chair or the bed, but she needed to settle down. Here's what she did.