Hi - I just watched the youtube video about the sleep game, and I'm looking forward to trying it soon with my almost-nine-year-old, who currently needs me to sit in her room until she falls asleep. I plan to do it without the "theater" element.
First - do I tell her at the outset that the duration of my absence is going to increase over time, or do I just bring it up after a few days?
Second - I've also read your book. I had been considering just removing this sleep accommodation entirely (ie not sitting with her), but the "game" approach feels better to me for some reason. Do you have any general advice on when you'd recommend parents do the game vs removing the accommodation per the SPACE protocol?