There is a lot of short-sighted finger-pointing when it comes to raising healthy, well adjusted,
independent kids. One debate over which parents treat other parents very
badly is whether or not you should lie down with your child at bedtime.
Blogger Wendy Wisner feels this time in a child’s life when he even wants you around is precious and temporary. She writes, “I lie down with them because there have been plenty of nights in the past few years that my older child did not need me there at all — times that he literally shoved me out of his room so he could fall asleep on his own. But I lie down with him the nights that he is stressed, restless, or just needs me and doesn’t know why.”