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

Pages: 96, Black & white
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Age Range: 6-12
Item #: 441B011
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0318-5
List Price: $15.95
Copyright: 2008
Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Wouldn't it be great if you could climb into bed, snuggle under your covers, and fall asleep without any fuss or fear? Without listening for noises or thinking about bad guys? Without an extra drink, or an extra hug, or an extra trip to the bathroom?

Bedtime is tough for many kids. If you're a kid who dreads your bed, and you're convinced that nothing short of magic will make nighttime easier, this book is for you.

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents are all tackled as children gain the skills they need for more peaceful nights. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to fall asleep and stay asleep—like magic!

This book is part of the Magination Press What-to-Do Guides for Kids® series

About the Author
Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Exeter, New Hampshire, specializing in the treatment of children and their parents.
About the Illustrator
The whimsical art of Bonnie Matthews appears in many children's books and magazines. She lives in Baltimore.
Reviews & Awards
  • iParenting Media Award Winner!
  • Mom's Choice Award 2009 Gold Recipient for Self Improvement (Ages 9–12)
  • 2009 Young Voices Award, Children's Interactive (Silver)

Dr. Huebner has written a fun, invaluable book for parents and their children who dread going to bed. Her use of magic tricks and games to help children overcome their bedtime fears are engaging and unique. A 'must have' guide for parents and children who want to improve and create healthier sleep habits.
—Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady®, author of Good Night, Sleep Tight

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed is a lifesaver for parents and children struggling with bedtime anxiety. Full of practical solutions for a range of sleep problems, as well as creative (and fun!) problem-solving suggestions, this guide will turn bedtime tears and fears into sweet dreams and peaceful, restful nights.
—Judith Owens, MD, director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island; co-author of Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-in-One Guide to Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens

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