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Sleeping with a Stuffed Animal

Dear Highlights,
My friends and even my parents tease me because I still sleep with a stuffed animal. Help!

Kids of many ages sleep with stuffed animals. There’s no age at which a person needs to stop. When people tease you, just shrug and say “I like it” or “It helps me sleep.” Or make a joke, like “I tried sleeping with a real bear, but it kept stealing the covers.”

If you decide you’d like to sleep without a stuffed animal, try hugging your pillow as you fall asleep, at least for the first few nights. With practice, you’ll get used to sleeping without it.

Art by: Jenny Campbell

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