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Sleep problems in adopted children

Parent-to-Parent: Sleep Problems

Parent-to-Parent: Sleep Problems

We asked our readers, "What sleep problems did you encounter after you adopted your child, and how did you handle them?" Here's what they said.

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Sleep Routines for Adoptive Children

Raising a Sound Sleeper

When we, as new parents or parents-to-be, think about our children sleeping, we all dream of a happy, peaceful child sleeping soundly while we’re in the other room getting a full night’s rest ourselves. This is rarely the reality, however—at least at the beginning of parenthood. How do we make that dream a reality?

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Talking About Birth

“Talking About Adoption at Bedtime”

My daughter brings stuff up at bedtime. Most five-year-olds do; they don’t want to be left alone to sleep. She likes when I tell her stories in the dark and rub her back. Who wouldn’t like all that? Aside: bedtime can—if I let it—take forever.

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first sleepover party for the preteen only child of a single parent

“Losing Sleep”

As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.

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