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Teenagers Need More ZZZ’s!

August 30, 2016   

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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Teenagers Need More ZZZ’s!

“Sleep is Non-Negotiable!”  So says Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor of The Huffington Post.  Her new book (“The Sleep Revolution”) is a wake-up call on how dangerous sleep deprivation is to our health and success in life.  The book is aimed at adults, but the message is essentially true for teenagers whose Sleep deprivation numbers have reached epidemic proportions … according to sleep experts across the country.

The most recent Sleep Recommendations for children and teen-children were released by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.  The medical findings of the Academy are unequivocal … Teenagers Need More ZZZ’s!  I have no doubt that parents of teenagers everywhere agree.  There is also broad agreement among sleep experts and government agencies that monitor Sleep in every demographic, including teenagers.

How Much Sleep do Teenagers Need?

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the recommended Sleep Requirement for teenagers ages 13-18 years … is 8-10 hours, with the Sweet Spot being 9 hours.  The experts want parents to know that read more …

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Teenage Sleep Deprivation!

August 14, 2016   

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

  Malbec Grapes

Teenage Sleep Deprivation!

Have you noticed that Summer Break is winding down?  Of course you have!  The 2016 Fall Semester is no longer on the horizon … it’s racing toward Parents at full throttle!  Some school districts have already sounded the Death Knell on “Goofing Off” and are gearing up for the next Crop of Kids.  If this school year is anything like last year’s … you’re going to have to deal with Teenage Sleep Deprivation!  We don’t need a Crystal Ball for that one!

If there’s a teenager in your house, you’re probably making New “School Year” Resolutions … like a house on fire!  I’ll bet one of them is to have NO more battles with your teenager about his or her poor Sleep Habits.  

Your teenager will be Going to bed at a Reasonable Hour!

Your teen will be Getting out of bed each morning without your Intervention!

I’ll bet your “Resolutions” sound something like these …

“Sleep is going to be a Priority in our house!”

“Everybody’s going to get 8 hours!”

“I’m NOT going to drag my teenager out of bed every morning like last year!”

“It’s Lights Out at 9:30 every Night!”

I’ll also bet that even while you’re saying these words out loud with Conviction … there’s a sarcastic little voice in the back of your head saying, “Yeah … Right!”

Obvious Answers to Teen Sleep Habit Questions!

I always like to lay out Questions that point to Answersthat are irrefutable!  That way I can quantify and qualify what is more than apparently True.  Here goes … read more …

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