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I think everyone can agree that parenting is tough. And I also think everyone can agree that parenting is made exponentially harder when your kids simply do. not. sleep. Looking back over the past 9 years, it is now clear to us that our oldest son simply does not need as much sleep as his peers and never has. We would force the nap so many times, because we felt that would be the key to getting him to sleep through the night consistently. Truth is, he still does not sleep through the night, but at 8 years-old, he has been well trained to not come into our room unless it is an emergency, he had a bad dream and he cannot go back to sleep, or he is sick.