Poor sleep impacts every level of life for children and adolescents from unacceptable behaviour, poor attention, emotional distress, inability to learn or play well, increased illness, over eating and a heightened predisposition for mental illness. It also impacts on we parents pretty heavily.
One of my most enduring audio tracks is Sleepytime, a free download for children to help them feel calm and safe to fall asleep. I include it and several other resources here in the hopes it helps everyone in your house sleep sounder. Also you may want to listen to my Parental As Anything episode on the sleep wars (because let’s face it, it can sure feel like a battle sometimes).