I feel Exhausted!

Elise constantly cries and whines. She dislikes everything. Why would a perfectly normal child be miserable all the time? It doesn't make any sense. Her pediatrician thinks she is fine. I even took her to a developmetal doctor to check her and she said she's fine. I can't stand it anymore, I'm very depressed. She also refuses to nap early she sleeps from 5pm to 9pm then goes to sleep every night at 1am or 2am. I'm exhausted and can't even function correctly.

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    06/23/15
    Tristen has gone through that a few times. The first time I had to do away with naps completely and set bed time between 7:30-8 and so far that has made all the difference in the world. He still has days when just nothing will make him happy. But we just start adjusting things again until we find the thing that is bothering him. It's hard when they don't have the words to tell you what is wrong.
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    06/23/15
    It's so hard to make adjustments. I wonder how do I make her sleep when she refuses? I also try to not let her sleep during the late afternoons but it's as imposible as making her sleep at night :(
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    06/23/15
    I always make Tristen sit during the day in case he is tired, turn off the lights and I sit with him. I would just try keeping her doing something fun as long as possible then letting her sleep. Start keeping her up later over time until you have a set bedtime. Tristen at 2 1/2 is still in his crib so that makes it easier for me to keep him in bed. If he wakes up in the middle of the night he plays in his crib until he falls back asleep. He knows I am not going in to get him.
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    06/23/15
    I will find out I haven't heard of that before lol right now she went to sleep( 6pm) I couldn't stop her from sleeping she was slapping herself and crying non stop. I know she will wake up at 9 or 10 pm and again go to sleep at 2am.
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      06/25/15
      She's picking up on your moods.... When I get depressed the kids seem to mimic my emotions..

      Every day about 12:30 we put a movie on. They have to sit for the movie, usually means I have to sit still for the movie. At the very least they rest. Some days we have to just go lay down for awhile.
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        06/25/15
        Tabitha makes a really good point, the first few months that my little renee was home, my husband and I were miserable because she didn't really sleep and was super cranky all the time. Bella picked up on that mood and started acting out because of it, but as we finally figured out how to mentally get back on track and be happy again, she has finally changed back as well. I think as adults we are so busy trying to get everything done that we sometimes don't realize how much our children watch and learn from us, good and bad habits.
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