“The Snoozby Bed Time Pass”: One method that may help with the treatment of sleep-onset association disorder is to offer the child a bedtime pass. Explain that it can be used to get up one time during the night for any reason. If the child gets up, he or she has to give up the pass and can’t get it back until the next night. After a while, your child will start to hoard the pass, thinking they might need it later.
The dozen curtain calls – or bedtime resistance – is more of a limit setting disorder – and probably more of a parent issue than a child’s issue. Set limits. The bedtime pass is great because it provides a child some control without being punitive and empowers both the parents and the child.