Learn About Kids and Sleep

PTA Treasurer Lindsey Farwell noticed this St. Paul Public Schools Community Education course online and we wanted to pass the information along to RHS parents.

Sleepless in America: Is This Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep?

May 9 from 6-8 p.m.
Homecroft Early Learning Center
Register online

Do you wonder why some children refuse to cooperate in the morning? Are the kids getting into trouble for not listening or lacking focus? Is it a battle every time you ask them to complete a task? Are they “losing it” over seemingly insignificant issues?

It’s estimated that 69% of American children from infants to teens are literally screaming for more sleep and yet are too wired to get it. The impact is significant. Research demonstrates that a mere 41 minutes of sleep deprivation begins to diminsh children’s mathematical reasoning skills. Lack of sleep is also related to lower grades, more health issues and impulse control problems. Unfortunately, behaviors that result from sleep deprivation are often misidentified as misbehaviors or symptoms of medical issues and attention issues.

Join best-selling author and licensed child and family educator Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka to discover the scientific link between misbehavior and missing sleep. Learn how parents and professionals working with children can significantly influence how much sleep children get and leave this workshop with practical tools and real-life examples to help you and the children you live or work with to get the sleep you need and deserve.

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