We never successfully got our child to fall asleep on their own. We would always have to be in the room. Now she's five and still needs us in the room. We need to either hold her hand or run her back.
What can we do to have her fall asleep on her own?
I've looked at other related posts such as:
It's not the same as those questions. My daughter requires someone to sit with them before falling asleep. We can't leave the room. We tried to do the timing thing with her. Leave the room for 1 minute, then 2, then 3, etc. but she is really resistant to it. She won't calm down. I tried to ask her why she gets upset when we leave and she just says that she needs us to rub her back or hold her hand. We have to do this every night so it is quite exhausting.