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What can cause sleeping problems in children?

Some kids have trouble falling asleep or resist going to bed because they’re afraid to be alone. Some have sleep terrors or nightmares, or snore loudly enough to wake themselves up (which could be a sign of sleep apnea and is worth discussing with your pediatrician). Some children crawl into their parents’ bed in the middle of the night, swearing that it’s the only place they can sleep (hey, kids can appreciate 350-thread-count sheets, too). Don’t fall for it. Without creating a huge fuss, take your child back to his bed, reassure him, and tuck him in. If you give in to this habit, you will have a very hard time breaking it.

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents

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