Monday, August 22, 2016

Parenting: Children and Sleep

I have seen several versions of this chart on social media and thought I would do my part to help it go viral.

Children need sleep. They are growing and they tend to take each day going from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Both of these things require more sleep than adults typically need.

Also, children need sleep to be alert in school and to make sure that new things learned on one day survive to the next. Sleep time is heavy brain time. 

As adults we are used to working with less sleep than we need. I suspect this causes more trouble than we think but the biggest problem is when we lengthen our day and forget our children need their sleep.

Even if it means making some changes to schedules, make a commitment to a plan that provides your young learners with the sleep they need.  

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