You are busy…very busy. You have to work and make ends meet. So your child like an adult, starts their day at 5.00am. They need to get the school bus by 6.30am. School closes at 2.30pm but you can’t pick them up. Not that you don’t want to but, you are busy…very busy. You have to work and make ends meet. So they attend afterschool clubs to keep them occupied. They eventually get home by 6.00pm tired and spent. They need to have dinner, and oh! you have to go over their homework. You will try and get them to go to bed 9.00pm when all is done and tomorrow, the cycle starts all over again.
Stop! That child needs to rest! They need the right amount of sleep and quite frankly you have to find a way to make that happen.
A child that does not get enough sleep can suffer from the following:
– Being overactive
– Inability to focus
– Constantly falling asleep during learning hours
So, the next time you are about to wake that child up at 5.00am, make sure you are doing what is best for the child’s development. And if you are worried your child is not getting enough sleep for other health reasons, please speak to a pediatrician.
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