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(HealthDay News) — Anxiety can interfere with your child’s sleep, not to mention yours.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help:

  • Talk to your child about his or her fears. Reassure the child that imaginary creatures are not real.
  • Offer plenty of reassurance, but keep the child in his or her own bed.
  • Use the daytime hours to boost your child’s self-esteem, self-confidence and coping skills.
  • Make sure the child’s bedtime routine is relaxing, fun and happy, with nothing frightening or upsetting.
  • Make sure your child has a nightlight, security items and anything else needed to feel safe.
  • Reward your child for doing well and staying in bed.

— Diana Kohnle

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