Written by Dr. Susan Bartell; photo: Fotolia.com
Are you tired? Me too! But, guess what...your child or teen is probably even more tired. In fact, 80 per cent of teens, and nearly 70 per cent of kids under 10 are sleep-deprived. Sleep deprivation can be a significant problem for kids, interfering with almost every aspect of their lives.
Tiredness can make it difficult to learn and retain information in the classroom, cause distractibility and difficulties with attention, (it can be mistaken for ADHD) and may even result in a child falling asleep in school or while doing homework. Sleep deprivation may reduce a child’s motivation to participate in activities or cause kids to become cranky, impatient and badly behaved in social situations.
The first couple weeks in March (leading up to Daylight Savings Time in many areas) gives us an opportunity to consider the most common reasons that kids become deprived and then do our best to ensure that they get more sleep:
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• Improve sleep habits with Edwin's app-controlled sound soother and nightlight.
• Make bath time safe and fun with Edwin's waterproof speaker, thermometer, and bath time app.
• Give your child a safe place to learn and play with original songs, stories, educational games, and more in Edwin’s interactive apps.
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Sunday, March 26th, 2017
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Tickets are on Sale Now for the Butterfield Acres Easter Hunt|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Market Collective|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Sign Up for Hike for Hospice Calgary|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival)|
|10:00 am - 4:00 pm||March 24 to April 2 - Spring Rally in the Alley at Heritage Park Historical Village|
|10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark|
|11:00 am - 5:00 pm||March 25 & 26 - Calgary Baby & Tot Show - for Bump, Baby & Beyond!|
|7:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Sharing Dance Free Dance Classes at Decidedly Jazz|
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