Co-Sleeping: Parenting Tips to Help Get Your Children Out of Your Bed and Into Their Own

How to get your children out of your bed and into theirs.

By"gma" Digital Unit
August 23, 2011, 11:33 PM

Aug. 24, 2011 — -- Parents' joy in their children can sometimes turn to frustration when those children refuse to sleep in their own beds.

There's even a name for the behavior. Experts call it co-sleeping -- when children prefer to sleep in their parents' bed.

Some parents are too embarrassed to admit their children sleep in their beds with them.

While some find nothing wrong with it, the practice has its critics. They say bed sharing can have a negative impact on a child's growth.

"There really are skills that a child needs to be able to learn from sleeping on their own, to self-sooth, to calm themselves, to clear their head," John Carosso, a child psychologist, told "Good Morning America."

In past coverage of the issue of co-sleeping, "GMA" gathered some experts' tips to help get your children out of your beds and into their own:

More Tips From Around the Web

Click HERE to read Pantley's answers to common co-sleeping questions.

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