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How much sleep do tweens and teens need? Are they getting enough? How do we help them get more?

 

It’s no secret that our kids lead busy lives– between schoolwork, activities, volunteering, and more, how can we ensure our kids get enough sleep?

 

Joining me for this conversation about our teens and sleep is Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, psychotherapists and sleep specialists.

We cover:

  • [3:30] An inside look at their new book, Generation Sleepless
  • [4:35] The big dangers of our teenagers not getting enough sleep
  • [7:35] The impact of social media on sleep
  • [9:00] The learning challenges that come from lack of sleep
  • [11:10] How to get your kids on board in changing their sleep habits
  • [19:25] The importance of modeling what’s important and helping kids who have a hard time with priorities
  • [29:50] Tips for parents who are struggling with getting their kids to sleep

They are authors of the popular parenting book, The Happy Sleeper. Their work has appeared in outlets like the New York Times and NPR. Their new book is called, Generation Sleepless: Why tweens and teens aren’t sleeping enough, and how we can help them. 

Episode #54: How to Help Kids Get More Sleep with Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, Sleep Experts

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