Show Notes for Thursday, April 13, 2023


Dear John,

I need your help. My wife and I have a three year old daughter. She's a great kid, but she's getting a mind of her own and we're already feeling outmatched. Bedtime has become a challenge. Her bedtime is at 7:30. She gets a bath and a story, and then goes to sleep. Lately, she hasn't stayed in her bed. She gets up and comes out to see what we're doing. So we put in a rule. We got a monitoring system that has colored lights. We activate it with an app. She knows that when the light is red, she was not allowed to leave her room. That worked for a couple of days, but then she started testing us. She started opening the door and tip-toeing into the hall. We watched it all on camera. Then we told her that we knew she was leaving the room and that if she does it again an alarm will go off. That night, we were watching and as soon as she opened the door, I fired off the alarm. She started screaming and crying and jumped back in her bed. My wife calmed her down and put her back to sleep but she is furious. She can't believe I would actually scare my daughter like that. I say that if we don't follow through on promises (my wife says threats), she'll never do anything we say. But she still is angry at me. But I'll also say this: My daughter now stays in her bed and goes to sleep. Was I wrong? Did I take this too far?

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