Education Week ran an interesting article this week, linking children’s sleep habits and problems to ADHD. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/09/20/childrens-sleep-problems-linked-to-attention-disorders.html
Interesting. But surprising? I’m guessing that it’s not to teachers and parents and even grandparents! We know about the importance of regular sleep habits, especially for children. Relating it to the incidence of ADHD (or perhaps other impairments as well) is the next logical step–not a surprise. I’m glad to read of efforts to help parents understand the importance of sleep and how to help children get good sleep habits.
How about we next study how eating regular meals at home (especially dinner) correlates with ADHD or other impairments. As a parent and grandparent, I’m guessing it does. I’m also guessing that most teachers would agree. Especially if iPhones and TVs are turned off.
There is wisdom in those old “wives tales” about parenting…. Let’s study those methods!