The past week or so, Hugh has been experiencing night terrors. He wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming and thrashing, and it’s almost impossible to calm him down. The only solution we’ve found is sleeping with him so that when he begins to wake up, we can pat him and he goes back to sleep. But of course, that’s not a long term solution.

A friend recommended Rescue Remedy for Kids, a homeopathic medicine you can get at Whole Foods or your local hippy grocery store. Anybody else have tips?

I’m not overly worried, and I’ll expect he’ll outgrow it soon. There have been a number of transitions in his life the past few weeks – going from the beach house and sleeping with us to back home and in his own bed; going from no school back to school; changing teachers after a year and a half.

In the meantime, I welcome any advice while I try to keep the glass half full. With coffee, that is.

If only he slept like this at night...