We are a group of parents who have children who have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder.
This can happen to a child for a variety of reasons. Raising these children is very challenging. We think that reading about other's challenges is very helpful and encouraging. So we created this blog so we can write things we go through without infringing upon our children's privacy. For this reason we will not use our children's names or our own. We hope you find this blog helpful

Monday, March 15, 2010

RAD kids and sleep.

Wonder if any other RAD moms have noticed this. My son needs a lot of sleep. He is nine and if he does not get 10 hours of sleep his behavior is terrible the next day.
This makes it hard for him to participate in evening activities. He also does not sleep in, no matter how late he stays up, he gets about at about the same time. So this time change thing has not been good.
I think part of why he needs so much sleep is that he still does not like to eat. He is better than he was, he eats enough now to maintain his weight, but not enough to grow and not enough to be able to stay awake longer.
So anyone else find sleep to be very important to thier RAD child's behavior?

1 comment:

  1. I wish my daugther was like your son. She is actually the complete opposite. She can only sleep for 3-5 hours and just be fine with that. I don't think I have ever seen her get more than 8 complete hours of sleep, not even if she is really sick and lethargic.



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