Bedtime is a trigger for many kids. Fears about going to bed, worries that seem only to appear at bedtime, attempts to sleep with parents, and pleas for a parent to stay until they fall asleep are common.
Having a predictable routine and being available most nights at bedtime is necessary for your child's well-being; however, it is also important for children to learn how to self-soothe. The good news is that children can learn to cope with bedtime fears and fall asleep on their own. This book is a wonderful place to start.
What if a big rhinoceros charges out through my closet door and pulls all my covers off and I get cold and catch pamonia? What if I wake up tomorrow and I am a princess far, far away from home, all by myself?
As soon as Emily Grace gets into bed, her mind starts running with scary "What-Ifs," but then she takes a moment to calm down, notices the familiar details of her room, and sees that all is well.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information and strategies for coping with bedtime struggles.