Sleepless in America: Is This Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep?
Do you wonder why some children refuse to cooperate in the morning? Do you dread the constant bickering and fights with peers? Are the children getting into trouble for not listening or lacking focus? Is it a battle every time you ask them to complete a task – any task? Are they “losing it” over seemingly insignificant issues?
It’s estimated that 69 percent of American children from infants to teens are literally screaming for more sleep, and yet are too wired to get it. The impact is significant. Research demonstrates that a mere 41 minutes of sleep deprivation begins to diminish children’s mathematical reasoning skills. Lack of sleep is also related to lower grades, more health issues and impulse control problems. Unfortunately, behaviors that result from sleep deprivation are often misidentified as misbehaviors or symptoms of medical issues such as ADHD.
Join Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka to discover:
- The scientific link between misbehavior and missing sleep
- Why adequate sleep is critical for maximizing children’s health, development and performance
- How you can significantly influence how much sleep children get
- Practical tools and real-life examples to help you and the children and families you work with, get the recommended amount of sleep.