My 3 year, 2 month, daughter is finding EVERY excuse to wake up and wreak complete havok during the middle of the night, each and every night. She goes to bed around 9 - 9:30pm and usually wakes up around 7am. First she wants to come and sleep with us, usually around 2 am, which has been happening for about 2 weeks now, 5 out of the 7 days of the week. We give in, which I suppose is our fault, but otherwise, it is a battle to get her to stay and sleep in her own bed, so we give in. Among the excuses: My water is too wet. My pyjamas don't match the sheets. The pillow isn't soft enough. I'm too warm. I don't like your polka dots (on my wife's pyjamas) Any of these and more, followed by crying. I want to get her to stay in her bed. If my daughter is totally misbehaving, is it wrong to lock her in her own room? I know she is just seeking attention and this will eventually get her to crawl back into her bed and go to sleep. But, still worried that I'm being mean. I read her 4 or more books and spend quality time with her before putting her to bed. She still wants me to stay then. During the day she is a sweet, loving, mostly well behaved kid. Opinions? This is causing my wife and I excessive grumpiness, strong irritability, missing my Muay Thai class, (tired as I've been up since 2:30 am) and could not get back to sleep, so I am missing my 8am class...ect, ect..tonight the battle was an HOUR and 15 minutes long!!