1. The Best Sleep Tips for Kids on Holiday Break

    The Best Sleep Tips for Kids on Holiday Break

    The holidays are just around the corner, and with them is coming that brief reprieve much-anticipated by every young boy and girl: the holiday break from school. While you’re busy making fun-filled plans for your kids and preparing yourself for some noisier weekday mornings, this is also a good time to make sure your kids will still be getting healthy sleep, school night or no.

    Check out our tips below for giving your kids the best sleep possible during the upcoming break.

    Consistency, with a caveat

    Even though the holiday break is a time for your kids to relax free from the rigmarole and restrictions of school, it’s a good idea to make sure they know it won’t be wild anarchy when it comes to their sleep schedule. You want to make

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  2. The Tricks to a Better Halloween Bedtime for Your Kids

    The Tricks to a Better Halloween Bedtime for Your Kids

    If there was ever a holiday tradition that seemed like it was designed by a committee of kids, it would definitely be Halloween trick-or-treating. Think about it:

    “Okay, quiet down guys, let’s make sure we get this all down. First, we put on ridiculous costumes, then we grab our pillowcases, head out into the chilly October night, and demand candy from a whole neighborhood’s worth of begrudging adults! And then, after we’ve run our parents silly and made sure their legs are sore and their noses and fingers are sufficiently frozen, we’ll head back to the house, dump out our pillow’s worth of candy in the living room, and finally—after very serious trading of our spoils amongst friends and siblings—we chow down on all of our sugary treats.”

    While it may seem like kids are running the show when it comes to Halloween, there is at least one aspect you can control that will benefit both you and your little one: a good bedtime. Now, we

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  3. The case for moving school starting times later

    The case for moving school starting times later

    By Dr. Dawn Dore-Stites

    We can all agree that a good education establishes a solid foundation for children and adolescents and leads to more informed citizens with higher incomes; however, proposing new ways to improve aspects of the educational experience is often the cause of conflict and debate among teaching professionals and parents.

    Imagine, though, if a single potential improvement existed that

    • Increased academic performance;

    • Decreased tardiness and absence from school;

    • Decreased risk behaviors;

    • Decreased incidence of depression;

    • Decreased frequency of motor vehicle accidents; and

    • Was endorsed by multiple

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