My husband and I have been together for 2 years now. We each have 2 children from previous relationships and now have one together. The ages are 1, 3, 5, 8 & 8. My dilemma is this - my children, including the new baby, have always had a set bedtime & routine and have no problems following it. My husband's children have always needed a parent with them to fall asleep. His 8 year old daughter has developed GAD (with a touch of OCD) and EVERY night that she is with us is painful. She begins asking "What time is?" around 7pm. That then develops into "Do I look sleepy?" and "Do you think I'm going to fall asleep tonight?" Each of these questions get repeated for the next 3-4 hours. We had a routine in place that typically got her to sleep by 10:30pm (my children are asleep by 8-8:30), but lately it isn't working. Can you please offer any suggestions on acceptable bedtime routines/procedures for a highly anxious child? My anxiety is through the roof and I fear that I may need meds just to cope with her weekly visits.