Teenagers are more sleep deprived than ever before— about 85% don’t get enough sleep at night. There are lots of reasons for this: excessive homework, too early school start times, and the intrusion of the internet into the bedroom. Here are some of my best teen sleep tips which I suspect you haven’t heard before. […]
For better or worse, the summer is past its halfway point. Believe it or not, some parents will be sending kids back to school in a few weeks. The prospect may fill some with melancholy (kids, parents), and others with relief (parents). It’s been great for us. Long, lazy days at the beach. Dripping ice […]
Here’s a fun little video I did for the medical school. A shout out to Noah Golden who did a great job putting it together.
Homework stresses kids out; there is no way around this fact. The combination of heavy homework loads and early school start times is a major cause of sleep deprivation and consequent stress in teens, but this can be a problem even in younger kids. When we moved to Connecticut, I was struck by the perception of […]
Today the Centers for Disease Control published the results of an annual survey of over 39,000 schools in the United States. They add to the growing chorus of voices advocating for later school start times for middle and high school age students. The results in a nutshell: school starts too early in America. Here is […]