Many parents may scratch their head at how the simple concept of enforcing a bedtime is great parenting advice.
Let me ask you this…
Does your teenager have a bedtime?
Incredible as it may sound, many parents today don’t feel they can adequately enforce a bedtime on their teen.
Currently, only about eight percent of teens get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is a grossly overlooked contributor to a myriad of teen health and behavioral problems—including poor school performance, depression and even high blood pressure.
Enforcing a proper bedtime starts with knowing that your teen needs at least eight hours of sleep each night.
Before bedtime, eliminating caffeinated drinks from their diet and removing all electronic devices from their bedroom is a must. This includes TV, computers, video games, cell phones and iPods.
It’s a different world today; therefore, we must parent our kids accordingly.
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Conversation Starter: What are some steps you can take to begin enforcing a bedtime for your kids?