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Why Can't My Child Stay Awake All Day at School?

This is my youngest daughter’s first year of school. She has been at home with me for four years but this year it was time for her to go to school.

It was bittersweet. I loved having her home with me but I needed the time to work. She needed the social interaction with other kids her own age.

So she went to Pre-K with all of the other four and five year olds. And she loved it.

She has had a few issues so far but one in particular we have not been able to resolve. She does not get enough sleep. Not at all.

In fact, her teacher has told us several times that after nap time, they have a very hard time getting her up. They said that she sleeps so hard that she often doesn’t move for two hours. I have witnessed this myself.

During the past several weeks, she has gone into school and fallen asleep right away. Her teacher has been letting her sleep but has expressed concern that she is missing out on fun activities designed for kids her age.

We have tried everything. We put her to bed earlier. We give her a nice warm bath. We make the room dark. We play music.

We do everything we can but this kid will NOT sleep. She is dragging in school everyday and we are at a loss.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

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