As night-time approaches anxiety levels can rise for children that are anxious. Most people look forward to bed time, a time of silence and darkness, a time to unwind; but for children who are anxious it is a time when their brain becomes overactive and all of the fears in their head take shape in the form of monsters in the room, tummy aches and toilet calls. Children are often reluctant to sleep in their own bed and this impacts upon parents, knowing that they also will not sleep well.
The best thing to do is develop a calm routine one hour before bedtime, with a goal to encourage the child to sleep in their own bed.
The Sleep Bear below has been designed to encourage children to sleep in their own bed (target card & stickers included), and also reduce anxiety around bedtime. There are 3 information cards for adults/children to encourage routine and aid sleep, sleep oil + mini cushion, a dream catcher and a comfort bear. Ribbon can be personalised with child's name on free of charge.
As a former anxiety sufferer and qualified trauma counsellor, my passion is to help children and parents who are going through anxiety. Check out all available resources at www.innerpeacebears.com #shop
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As a former sufferer of childhood anxiety, my passion is helping children and parents overcome anxiety. I currently work as a child trauma counsellor part time and in my spare time I write and build my website which has a shop dedicated with resources that aim to reduce anxiety. Thank you for reading my blog. Laura 🌸