Are your kids sleeping enough?

In addition to homework, exercise, nutrition & extracurriculars are we neglecting an important pillar of our children’s wellness?  Previous research has suggested that children who get the most sleep tend to perform better on cognitive testing. A recent study led by Reut Gruber, director of the Attention Behavior and Sleep Lab at the Douglas Research Center in Quebec, Canada found that children who get more sleep exhibit significantly better behavior and coping abilities according to their teachers (who were not aware of the children’s sleeping patterns).  Turn off the electronics, keep a consistent bedtime, be a good role model and discuss the importance of sleep with your children.