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Sleep and School

Boy sleeping in schoolThe school year is underway, routines are becoming more habitual and your child has homework, practice and family time to balance.

This archived Family Tip of the Month column addresses how much sleep our children need and what happens when they don’t get adequate sleep.

From the tip:

“Cutting corners when it comes to sleep is more hazardous to our kids’ welfare than most parents realize. We may be so accustomed to playing fast and loose with sleep — we often compromise our own as we go about our over-scheduled lives — that we’ve lost perspective on our children’s need for sleep.”

Read the entire tip and learn more about what scientists have learned about sleep and what the recommended hours of sleep children and teens need.

Sharing knowledge is a vital part of the Institute’s mission. To widely disseminate knowledge about family relationships, the Institute created Tip of the Month, our two online eBlasts that highlight how to promote strong couples and healthy families by focusing on timely and relevant topics. Sign up to receive our Tips via email.

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