It's one of life's cruelest jokes: you never quite appreciate taking naps and getting tons of sleep until you don't have enough hours in the day to indulge in such things. I'll admit to being jealous of my own children as they have nodded off in the car, crawled on the couch for an afternoon snooze, and gone to bed before the sun went down. Sleep seems to come naturally for kids. So when slumber troubles pop up, parents have a tendency to blame themselves. There are. however, reasons your kids won't sleep that have nothing to do with you. So go ahead and let yourself off the hook.
As easy as it is to turn the blame inward, you're not always doing something wrong when your child struggles. Kids are humans too and, just like adults, they can suffer from sleep issues. The good news is, more often than not, the problem is either short-lived or easily addressed. Even if you don't see results right away, know that it's very rare for your child to have trouble sleeping forever. With your support and guidance, your little one will eventually stay happily put in dreamland.
If your kiddo has been struggling to sleep, it may be due to one of these nine reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with you or your parenting skills.