If you have a middle-schooler who loves their devices - and don’t they all? - you need to be across new findings that show that right now is the best time to set limits on screen-time, especially when it comes to bedtime use.
Getting a good night’s sleep, it seems, is going the way of AM radio and dial-up internet. But are screens really to blame? We examine the evidence.
How early should you put your kids to bed?
Research shows that the rate of sleep disorders among teens has nearly doubled since 2013. Experts say social media and phone use is significantly to blame.
A new book is subtitled “why screens are making your teenager depressed, anxious, and prone to lifelong addictive illnesses - and how to stop it now.”
Their bodies move before their brains - they act before they think. Is that lack of impulse control a hallmark of ADHD? Or just being a normal kid? And what, if anything, can you can do to help them along?
You’ve fetched the fuzzy slippers. You’ve laid out the flannel jammies. You’ve warmed up the Milo. But if you really want to set your child up for a good night’s sleep, there’s one more bedtime accessory you might need to consider.
Tears, tummy-aches, tantrums on Monday morning are tough for parents to handle. But they’re even harder on kids suffering from anxiety at back-to-school time.