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My 12 year old daughter is scared to sleep or shower or bath alone.  How do I get her past it? This has been going on for years.

In Topics: My child's growth and development, Physical Health, Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Mar 15, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Hello Jozi and thank you for writing to JustAsk.

It would appear that your child may have an irrational fear of sleeping, showering or bathing alone (or perhaps a very strong preference due to years of habit).  Regardless, you may wish to talk with her school counselor who may be able to help her work towards short term goals in order to finally achieve independence with these tasks.

Good luck!

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of SigningFamilies.com

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