Tag: Sleep

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  • Sleepless and Stressed? Why Your Child's Brain Needs to Unplug at Night

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    Your day is finally over. Having juggled work, relationships, kids, and life you’re exhausted and can’t wait to finally get some sleep, You’re hoping to catch up from the sleep deficit from too many late nights. You flop down... 

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  • The Science Behind Tired Teens

    Getting my kids out of bed in the morning when they were teenagers felt like an epic battle of wills. I remember my son Brian begging for just five more minutes of sleep as if his life depended on it. Convinced that his fatigue was caused by going to bed too late, we tried to convince him to close his eyes earlier than eleven o'clock.

    "I'm just not tired!" he would protest.... 

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  • Pediatricians Weigh in on Screen Time: What You Need to Know About the Latest Prescription for Parents

    We are good at creating tools.

    As I write this post, incredible new apps are hitting the marketplace, software developers are creating new digital learning platforms, and families settle in to stream their favorite TV shows on demand.

    There is no question that tech pros are very good at creating creative and innovative tools. The challenge is that the pace of... 

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  • Children and Sleep: Ten Ways to Ensure Your Kids Get Shut-Eye

    We now know more than ever about the science behind tired teens and that all tired brains suffer in school. Sleep difficulties also lead to cranky kids.

    How do we face the sleep thieves and help our kids get some shut-eye?

    • Know how much sleep... 
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  • Busy Kids? Balance is Key

     Does the gain from advanced academic programs such as IB and AP so many youth are involved in (pushed by educators and parents) outweigh the lack of sleep and limitation of other experiences, such as 4-H, because of so much time spent on studying?

    Shirley, Denver, CO 

    Shirley,

    I think that the growing popularity of IB and AP... 

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  • Children and Sleep: Tired Brains Suffer in School

    Hello! Is there any research that shows a time of day for learning, retention of information, and developing skills that is better than others? Are there certain groups of people that do better at certain times of the day or does it depend more so on the individual?

    At this facility, our morning classes are starting earlier and earlier. Over the past... 

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