Is It Disobedience Or Lack Of Sleep?

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 13, Episode 109

We’ve all seen the signs with our children. Rubbing their eyes, irritable, erratic, frustrated, disobedient, you name it. They’re tired. But often, we can mistake lack of sleep for bad behavior. It’s not, but in our busy lives, it’s easy to miss the signs…

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In this latest episode of The Honestly Adoption podcast we walk through signs and symptoms of a lack of sleep. When we parent children with a trauma history, we have to remember that vigilance, and fear, and anxiety can cause them to not sleep. What do we do? How do we respond? Listen to the episode now…

Here’s a brief overview of what we talked about in this episode…

Symptoms of lack of sleep:

  • Emotional
  • Hyper-active
  • Silly
  • Sassy
  • Back-talking
  • Lack of focus
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Inability to sit still

How do we know if it’s lack of sleep or disobedience?

  • Investigate- ask deeper questions
  • Write down times, patterns, etc.
  • Track the things they do during bedtime or shortly after
  • Take a step back and ask “What happened?”

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