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The bedtime doctor's guide
Lynelle Schneeberg Psy.D.
If your child is waking at night and calling out to you or coming to your room, chances are she does not yet know how to fall asleep completely independently at bedtime.
Making your child's bedroom very safe is important. Here are a few reasons to do this and lots of tips on exactly how.
Is your child having nightmares or night terrors? These are often frightening for both parents and children and there are some simple ways to minimize these nighttime events.
Helping your child become a more independent sleeper at bedtime will result in many benefits to your child, of course, but you will reap the benefits, too. Let’s review just a few.
Are your child's "callbacks and curtain calls" wearing you down at bedtime? Try bedtime tickets to give your child some control but to avoid granting dozens of requests.
The bad news: many parents, with all of the best intentions, make two mistakes at bedtime that may make their children worse sleepers. The good news: these are easy to fix!
Lynelle Schneeberg, Psy.D., is a pediatric sleep psychologist and an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine.