Here, you’ll find the psychologically complicated eight-step process my son used to trick me into sleeping in his bed with him. I encourage you to watch for the warning signs that your kid might be attempting something similar.
Step 1. Establish need: Wake frequently at night, causing your father to go from a dead sleep to a full-on sprint at least 15 times a night. You’re the first born, so your parents still freak-out anytime you cry. Use this to your advantage.
Step 2. Convergence: After twelve consecutive nights, your parents will start putting you to sleep in their bed where you’ll stay all night.