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.
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.
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!
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)