PWG’s news update for busy families… in the know

Hi everyone! For many of you the summer has wound down and back to school has started, here are some good articles that could help you with this transition.

Less screen time and more sleep can help reduce impulsivity at school

Published in Pediatrics August 2019

Why it’s important: seems self-obvious but worth a reminder as we transition from glorious summer to fabulous fall back-to-school. This article sums it up nicely, and these tips from the AAP can help.


Getting enough sleep should be a priority

Published as a news article in the Austin (TX) American-Stateman 8/10/19

Why it’s important: sleep is crucial for all of us, but many of us do not get the sleep we need. It’s easy to slip into vacation sleep habits without the structure of the school year. This article has some great tips that are based on these AAP sleep recommendations. A good day at school depends on a good night’s sleep, so let’s get this slumber party started!


California law requires schools to print National Suicide Prevention Hotline number on student ID cards

Went into effect July 2019

Why it’s important: suicide rates continue to rise in the US, with a significant increase among 15 to 24-year olds.  This law applies to students in 7th through 12 grades in public, private and charter schools, and should provide important information for teens to access mental health resources as this CNN piece explains. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)