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my 7 year old won't sleep in his room

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We just bought a home a couple months ago and he slept all night the first two nights then trouble every night. How do I get him to sleep in his own room?

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Was he sleeping in his own room in your previous home? It sounds like he's probably just having trouble adjusting to his new room. Is everything (furniture, sheets, decorations, etc.) the same as before, or is everything new? Did he change schools? Is there anything that is new or that could be stressful for him?
no he wasn't, but not for the lack of us trying to get him to sleep in his own room. We probably just gave in too much.
we moved to a different state. 
If he wasn't sleeping in his own room before it's no surprise that he doesn't want to be on his own now. That, coupled with an out of state move is going to make it difficult for him to make that transition.One thing that will help him stay in his own bed is to involve him in decorating his room. Have him help choose a theme, paint colors, sheets, etc. That will make him more excited about having his own room. If he wants one, give him a night light and/or something that play quiet music. Make sure you have a good bedtime routine. Read him stories while he's in bed. Make bedtime a fun, enjoyable experience, not something he dreads. If you have to, sit next to his bed until he falls asleep so that he feels more comfortable about sleeping on his own. And if he wakes up in the middle of the night take him back to his room. If you have to sit with him again, do it. It will mean you'll get a little less sleep, but you have to be firm. (I'm all for cosleeping when kids are little, but 7 is definitely old enough that he should be sleeping in his own bed.) Be consistent and he should be sleeping in his bed soon.
yet he isnt a baby he is still fairly young and if he is awake by himself he is not going to want to be in his room in the dark my himself. try relax him or soothing him, maybe he still doesnt feel comfortable in his house

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