7 Common Sleep Issues Kids Face — and How to Help

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Nightmares
Most kids occasionally have nightmares starting around preschool age. While we don't know why kids or adults have bad dreams, we do know how to help when they occur. ... more 
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Nightmares
Most kids occasionally have nightmares starting around preschool age. While we don't know why kids or adults have bad dreams, we do know how to help when they occur.
How to help: Tips include cuddling and reassuring, taking it seriously, and eliminating factors in the child's environment that may be contributing to the nightmares.
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Fri, Mar 1, 2013 4:10 PM EST
One aspect of parenthood that caught me totally off-guard was the issue of kids and sleep. In my house, it's a rare night that passes without someone waking due to nightmares or bedwetting or simple worry about the day ahead. I've asked two experts to help us better understand these issues: Dr. Edward Kulich, pediatrician, sleep consultant and author of The Best Baby Sleep Book; and Stephanie Newman, clinical psychologist and author of Mad Men on the Couch. With tips for how parents can help, I hope these guidelines bring nothing but sweet dreams your way. - By Mary Lauren Weimer



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