Health Tip: Help Ease Separation Anxiety at Night11/14/13
(HealthDay News) -- Some children have trouble falling asleep at
night because they fear separation from their parents.
The University of Michigan Health System suggests how to help
children cope with this issue:
- Allow your child choices during the bedtime routine, such as
the order and type of activities.
- Set a reasonable bedtime, and a reasonable bedtime routine that
- Establish firm rules (such as don't get out of bed), and make
sure your child understands them.
- Adjust the morning wake time if your child takes a long time to
- Talk about the nightly bedtime routine in advance, so kids know
what to expect when bedtime comes.
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