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Night time fears in children - 5 ways to help calm their mind

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As a young child, do you remember being overcome by a feeling of dread when the lights went out?  With imaginations that ran rampant and an overwhelming sense of an ever-growing world, it’s very common for children to suffer some form of night-time fear.  Silhouettes of innocent objects become monsters rising from the floor, and closet doors left ajar seem to have opened by themselves. Even familiar sounds can become menacing when heard in the dark of night. Sometimes it’s purely separation from their parents that can create feelings of stress.  Studies on the subject have found that over 64%...

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Teaching kids the importance of sleep

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At night when most kids were dozing so deep,  Michael could never quite manage to sleep.  His mother would read him one book, or two, His father would sing ‘till his face turned blue, All day Michael ran and played and kicked ball, But then he’d just shrug: “I’m not tired at all. By Sigal Adler Does this sound familiar?  Michael is not alone in being one of many kids resisting sleep at bedtime, or just generally regarding sleep as a nuisance, an interruption to the fun that needs to be had.  Kids are told to ‘go to bed’ and ‘go...

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