Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees. Middle and high school students shouldn’t have to start school until 8:30 in the morning or later, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
“The research is clear that adolescents who get enough sleep have a reduced risk of being overweight or suffering depression, are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents, and have better grades, higher standardized test scores and an overall better quality of life,” says Dr. Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, who led the team that wrote the group’s policy statement on …
The Beads of Courage program rewards kids for being brave during their hospital treatments. Child Life Coordinator Angie McEvers explains how the program works and how it helps our youngest patients.
Breastfeeding is a commitment and having a good support system is crucial. We can’t agree more with the analogy of breastfeeding in terms of trees – each tree needs a healthy, vibrant root system of support. Take a look and see what we mean.