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7yo daughter difficult to get to sleep.
Hi, my daughter has always had issues with sleep. She has severe separation anxieties from me. If I settle her she will fall off to sleep but if she goes to bed herself she will cry and sob until she works herself into a panic attack. I have to sit with her in her room until she falls asleep or settle her and then carry her to bed (praying she doesn't wake). I have left her to cry explaining I'm down stairs and that she and I are safe (she worries I'm going to be hurt or go missing) but she just sobs and calls out for me for hours, into the early hours. On some occasions, 2/3 nights in two weeks I will settle her out relaxing music on and she will sob quietly and eventually drift off. I don't know what else I can do or try as this effects the whole house. My son 11yo is kept away by her and obviously myself and partner (not her dad), she herself is often tired too. Please help. Thank you.