The Switch Wish: A Calming Bedtime Story
Illustrated by Jesse Willmon
By: Stephanie Elliot
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Helping Kids' with Bedwetting Issues
Every child—and especially one who is troubled by anxiety—can benefit from a relaxing pre-bed routine: This is not only a great way for your child to wind down from his day, but it also gives the two of you to spend time together, talking, or just cuddling. Bedtime routines often include favorite stories, relaxing music, and rituals that are soothing. Create one that matches your child’s individual temperament and level of development.
If your child wets the bed, a comforting routine is especially important as falling asleep may be a very nervous time for him. Consult your child’s pediatrician about any bedwetting questions you might have. And if you have concerns about your child’s level of anxiety, ask your pediatrician for a referral to a mental-health professional who specializes in working with children and anxiety.
The Switch Wish is a positive, calming story that you can print and your child can personalize by coloring in images his or herself. Having a familiar story for your bedtime routine is a great way to ease any anxieties your child may have about sleeping or bedwetting.