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What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep

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Guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. This book tackles fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents.
Paperback, 93 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Magination Press
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Heather
Sep 21, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: boys
This book was helpful in finding ways to help Grady get to sleep at night. We read it together and practiced together. It's great because it not only addresses fears, but also quieting the mind and restless bodies.

Definitely recommend.
Katherine
Oct 28, 2011 Katherine rated it it was amazing
Evan LOVED this book, so I did as well! He had brought up the issue (not wanting tone scared at night) so he was very receptive. We laugh and get so silly reading it, the scariness goes away!
Kristy
Mar 11, 2015 Kristy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books, n-s-core
This is an engaging workbook (at least for some, including my youngest son) that teaches lots of cognitive behavioral skills to help kids who have bedtime fears. The overarching theme is "magic tricks," although the book does specify that the skills being learned are skills and not magic after all. Most chapters start with a "real" magic trick to learn that relates to the topic of the chapter. Written for approximately ages 6-11, I found it worked pretty well for our 5-year-old. I would not reco ...more
Anna
Nov 12, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing
Since I really liked What to Do When You Worry Too Much, I'm now reading the rest of the series. As a perpetually sleep-deprived adult, I hoped I might find some good stuff in this book. (It seems like children's books are my best self-help tool right now.) While you could say this book is all common-sense advice, it's laid out in a very clear way that encourages kids and parents to work together to solve a child's sleep problems. While a lot of the sleep problems don't apply to my adult life, I ...more
Audrey
Nov 15, 2013 Audrey rated it liked it
Shelves: parenting
While the tips and tricks in the books may be helpful, it's nothing that isn't really common knowledge (at least for myself). The way it was presented wasn't any more helpful to me than having the knowledge myself. Granted, my child is younger than the ages this book is geared towards, we had started off using all these bedtime routines prior to get refusal to go to sleep or sleep in her own bed anyway.
Alicia
Feb 23, 2013 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Excellent and easy read to kids. Not only for kids with fears, but for kids with busy minds and fidgety bodies at night. Has kid-friendly wording and tips for relaxing. Older kids will understand everything, but I can definitely use parts for the 3-6 range.
Ashley
Sep 20, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing
These books are easy to read with kids and offer SKILLS to practice. Used by my kids therapist! excellent!
Stephanie
Good ideas to work on with Sylas....I will reserve my rating until the boy is falling asleep on his own!
Libbydale
Apr 24, 2012 Libbydale rated it really liked it
I think I've found a book that mayhelp us with our kiddo's going to sleep issues-i hope!
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Dawn Huebner, PhD, wrote most of her first book (What to Do When You Worry Too Much) on walks to and from her office in downtown Exeter, NH. The rest of her series was similarly conceived, although she eventually set up a computer (and designated a writing day) in a spare room at home.

A clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Huebner recognized the need for lively, easy-to-read take-home ma
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