From Dr. Jane's Notebook


Your Child's Bedroom


When babies are born, we decorate their nurseries. As children grow, their bedrooms become a reflection of their identity and of all that they cherish. If you truly want to get to know a child or adolescent, ask them for a "tour" of their room. To make the most of this experience, consider these guidelines.

Bedtimes for young children are cozy storytimes and times to be assured of safety. As our children grow, they may outgrow the need for fictional stories, but profit from real stories about life experiences... your and theirs. Bedtime can be a wonderful time to review the day, confide worries, share experiences and generally, communicate closely. As children grow and mature, they may outgrow the need to be tucked in, but they never outgrow the need to be close with their parents.

ęCopyright, 1992, 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated October 17, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.