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September 2013 • #59
A Note from the Medical Editor
For many children, it is hard to adjust after a summer of late nights and sleeping in. A good night’s sleep is one of the keys to good health at any age, so it is especially important for children to develop sleep routines to ensure a lifetime of healthy sleep habits.

Read on for more information and tips to help your kids (and you) get a better night’s sleep.

Sweet Dreams!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
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This new AAP book helps parents and caregivers better understand sleep, answering questions and examining conflicting theories in order to help make the best decisions for their families. Now through September 30, registrants can get a free 55-page excerpt from this book.
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