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7 Year Old Won't Sleep, Needs Us To Check On Her

My 7 year old daughter goes to bed ok 7.30pm but she wants us to keep checking on her every 10 mins, she nods off to sleep but wakes thinking we havnt been up to see her and starts crying, she goes to the toilet bout 5 times in an hr and panicks if its been longer than 10min.

She finally nods off when she knows we are in bed. she always comes in our bed in the middle of the night most of the time i dont no shes there till i wake in the morning.

i have a 3 month daughter who goes to bed great and sleeps all night! help!! weve tried putting a clock in her room and letting her no wat time we will be checking on her, but shes concentrating on the time we go in her room and not concentrating on going to sleep. weve dun reward charts but nothing is working.

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