Resources Tagged With: health

12 Tips to Prepare for the Return to School

Every family wants to make sure their children enjoy a safe, happy and productive year as classrooms reopen this fall. The American Academy of Pediatrics published a list of 12 tips to prepare children for back-to-school season, including several that focus on mental health. Read more ›

Why Sleep Matters for Kids’ Bodies and Brains

It’s hard to overstate the importance of sleep for our well-being. When our sleep is disrupted, we become become more susceptible to illness and more likely to suffer cognitive impairment, poor work performance, and withdrawal and loneliness.

This is especially true for our children, says Rafael Pelayo, a sleep expert at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. Read more ›

Sleep 101: Why Sleep Is So Important to Your Health

Sleep is essential to every process in the body, affecting our physical and mental functioning the next day, our ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and our metabolism and chronic disease risk. Sleep is truly interdisciplinary because it touches every aspect of health. Read more ›

Here’s Why You Should Make a Habit of Having More Fun

When was the last time you flew too high on a swing and lost your stomach, or busted out laughing so hard that you started crying? If it’s been awhile since you’ve had this kind of fun, you’re not alone. Read more ›

Sleep Tips for Teens [downloadable]

Do you occasionally—or maybe more than occasionally— have trouble falling asleep?  Try these sleep tips from the University of Washington Medical Center. Read more ›

5 Simple Tips to Improve Teen Sleep Habits

Teenagers may experience difficulty falling or staying asleep, or insomnia, for many reasons. Disrupted sleep can negatively impact your teen’s mental and physical health. Read more ›

Sleep Problems in Your Teen: Care Instructions

Children in their teenage years may begin having problems sleeping. There is no “right” amount of sleep for teens. Each child’s needs are different. But some teens have sleep problems that keep them from getting the sleep they need. Read more ›

Sleeping Less Than Nine Hours Could Affect Kids’ Memory and Mental Health

Elementary school-age kids who sleep less than the recommended number of hours per night exhibit differences in brain regions associated with memory, intelligence and well-being, according to a recent study. Read more ›

The Importance of Sleep for Kids’ Emotional Wellbeing

Unfortunately, too little sleep isn’t just a problem for adults. It’s also an increasing problem for our kids. While every child is different, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night for younger kids and 8 to 10 hours for teens. Read more ›

Nurture Your Resilience

Everyone goes through tough times in life. But many things can help you survive—and even thrive—during stressful periods. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Learning healthy ways to cope and how to draw from resources in your community can help you build resilience. Read more ›

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