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Screentime Before Bedtime? One simple tweak for better behaved kids.

screentimeWhether your kids catch a favorite show or finish their homework on the computer just before bedtime, you might want to adjust your routine a little. According to a new study, children of all ages fall asleep faster if they haven’t been staring at a screen in the two hours prior to bedtime—and this adds up to more than an hour of extra sleep during the school week.

That might not sound like a lot, but it all counts. More sleep has been linked to plenty of great benefits for kids, from being more alert at school to simply being happier and healthier. And too little sleep is known to have plenty of detrimental effects, such as aggression and hyperactivity. Kids clearly do better when they get their zzz’s! Read More

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