Children often use play and not words as a means of communicating.
It’s not at all uncommon for the kiddos that come through my door to struggle with getting a good night’s sleep. This can happen for all sorts of reasons— anxiety, depression, sensory sensitivities, over-stimulation, and just plain old unhelpful sleep habits to name a few. I recently had the great pleasure of collaborating with local pediatrician, Dr. Jessica Schultz from Children’s Medical Center of Tucson, to assist a client who was having some minor sleep difficulties. Dr. Schultz gave some fantastic recommendations focused on relaxing the body and mind. This stuff seemed just too good not to share! Dr. Schultz; my esteemed colleague, Grazi Martins; and I have collaborated to put together a great little printable chock full of practical advice on getting your child to sleep.
My colleagues and I at Intuition Wellness Center specialize in counseling children, teens, and families. We have clinicians who are experts in anxiety, depression, and sleepy kids. If you believe you or someone you love could benefit from our services, we are here to help. Call 520-333-3320 for a free phone consultation.
Written by Brandy Baker, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
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