Latest studies show that teens just aren’t getting enough sleep and this has far-reaching consequences. When teens don’t get enough downtime, they suffer from physical ailments, poor academic performance, and mental health and behavioral issues. We all know that young children need sleep and routines and so we have bedtimes. But, as children get older, we tend to forget that their brains and bodies are still growing and that they need more sleep than adults.
As the season of excess approaches, balance out your holiday indulgences with charity work and volunteering. Teaching your children to be charitable is a great gift for them and for the community in which you live. When children do volunteer work and interact with people who are less fortunate, they learn to be grateful for all that they have.