Worry dolls or trouble dolls, are very small and colorful dolls traditionally made in Guatemala. A person who cannot sleep due to worrying can express their worries to a doll and place it under their pillow before going to sleep.According to folklore,  the doll is thought to worry in the person’s place, thereby permitting  the person to sleep peacefully. The person will wake up without their  worries, which have been taken away by the dolls during the night.  Parents may remove the doll during the night, reinforcing the child’s  belief that the worry is gone. Some parents involve the child in making  the dolls to further increase the psychological benefits of releasing  worries

Worry dolls or trouble dolls, are very small and colorful dolls traditionally made in Guatemala. A person who cannot sleep due to worrying can express their worries to a doll and place it under their pillow before going to sleep.According to folklore, the doll is thought to worry in the person’s place, thereby permitting the person to sleep peacefully. The person will wake up without their worries, which have been taken away by the dolls during the night. Parents may remove the doll during the night, reinforcing the child’s belief that the worry is gone. Some parents involve the child in making the dolls to further increase the psychological benefits of releasing worries


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