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Does it harm a child to tell them a boogyman will get them if they dont dont take a nap?

In Topics: Anxiety, Sleep and rest
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jul 3, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Yes, it will.  You are essentially lying to the child and you will lose credibility. You don't need excuses to take a nap.  You are the parent and you don't need excuses. Just nap. Depending on the age, you may want to keep a routine to encourage good napping. It is tough with younger children, but best wishes.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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