When life gets stressful and overwhelming, it's important to give your mind and body the breaks that they need! Here are some tips to incorporate self-care into your busy routine.
What happens when students aren't getting the sleep they need? Lack of consistent, appropriate sleep leads to increased academic stress, hindered concentration and learning, and disturbances to your students' mood and ability to cope.
- Have a lights out policy
- Take away computers, video games, cell phones, etc.
- Help your child establish a regular sleep & wake cycle (Students need 8 to 9 hours of sleep each night)
- Have students keep a regular study cycle (no late night cramming sessions)
- Eliminate caffeine 3 to 5 hours before bed (soda, tea, coffee)
Monitor how they spend their time
Promote balance and core values
Resist the urge to "clip their wings" (reinforce responsibility & independence)