My 7 year old is a worrier. Every night when she lays down in bed her mind goes into overdrive and she begins to worry. Most of the time the things she worries about are ridiculous to me but very real to her. Things like "I got sharpie on my arm today. Will it poison me?" "Is the dog in the house and not lost in the woods?" "will I get an infection from the tiny cut on my toe?"
She is in and out of bed til 11pm every night and honestly it's wearing on my sanity and keeping her from getting up in th mornings.
Does anyone have advice for helping to ease her fears and/or help me gradually ease her back to a more reasonable sleep/wake schedule? Currently, everyone else is up and ready for school by 7:30 while she's still in bed at 9, then crabby all day because I had to drag her out of bed earlier than she wanted to be up.