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This week I had the luxury of chaperoning my own sons field trip to the zoo. One of the children in my group, assigned to me by the teacher, was starving most of the morning and admitted he did not eat breakfast. Now I know this child and the family, and I know that they are not food-insecure or ongoing tough times. so I asked him: Did you wake up late? And sure enough, he didn't eat breakfast because he had barely gotten out of bed.
We see many students each day who have not gotten enough sleep and have not eaten breakfast. Many other things might cause your student to have a bad day at school. some of those causes are:
“Your Student Is Hungry, Tired, Angry – Now What?” by Rachel Robertson and Justin Coy in Teaching Exceptional Children, May/June 2019 (Vol 51, #5, p. 361-371), available for purchase at https://bit.ly/2wBoiHf; Robertson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much is your child on their phone? A recent article find teens are on their phones more than you think!
A 2019 Common Sense Media study of teens showed:
Parents over use their technology as well, with 62% keeping technology next to the bed and 12% having their smartphones or tablets in bed with them.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation children's and teens bedrooms should be free of devices. Talk to your pediatrician or family doctor about what other steps you should take to make sure your teens and children are getting enough sleep.
“Many Teens Sleep With Digital Devices, Report Finds. Is That Why They Are So Cranky?” by Alyson Klein in Education Week, May 29, 2019, https://bit.ly/2XmBWK4
Erin Holland is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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