Our expert says:
Sounds like your view of the spoiling and babying is probably correct. By well before 7 she should definitely be sleeping on her own. It is NOT normal for a 7 year-old to refuse to sleep on her own. I'll leave it to the other moms on the forum to discuss how to deal with this, and check our Archive of the forum, as we've discussed this topic very often. For a kid to VISIT the parent's bed, for a cuddle or a chat, fine.
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