Did you know getting enough sleep can prevent bad behavior in your child?
That’s right! Your teen’s bad attitude and behavior may be prevented if you teach them to form healthy sleeping habits.
When it comes to the pressures of the high energy, fast paced, culture we live in today many parents may be over looking some parenting essentials.
Or, it may be better put; sometimes as parents, we can’t seem to see the forest through the trees.
Parents need to realize that disciplines such as proper sleeping habits are essential to the growth of their children.
Sleep Does a Behavior Good
Does the following sound familiar:
- Your teen’s household chores are not completed up to par
- Your teen’s homework assignments are becoming increasingly late or incomplete
- Your teen struggles to get out of bed in the morning
- Your teen seems less chipper and not himself
If these things are becoming more frequent, don’t panic or fear that your child is involved in the worst. Instead take a proactive approach to addressing his/her sleeping habits.
On average, your child should be getting between 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep per night.
Dr. Archibald Hart has a great resource on this subject entitled Sleep it Does a Family Good. I encourage you to find a copy of this book and begin implementing some of his strategies to help with your family’s sleep habits.
What are some practical examples you are incorporating in your home to facilitate good sleep habits?