Useful co-sleeping tip #3: The years of young children are the years of tiredness.
A very intelligent friend of mine let me in on this secret after his third child was born. It made me realize that sleep is worth sacrificing for children. I hadn't sleep through the night before I was a father so why should I expect to after I became a father. I also willing gave up sleep in college to play video games, do homework, eat pizza, drink, and go to concerts. It seemed that I should be willing to forego sleep for my children if I was willing to give it up to beat Final Fantasy VIII. Despite the very cool junction system employed by FF VII, raising my children has been far more rewarding.