Fall into a more comfortable back-to-school routine with these healthy transition tips:
Shut-eye: Children especially need a solid night’s sleep to wake up happy and ready to learn. Studies have shown that elementary age kids need about 10 hours of sleep a night, while tweens and teens still need a good 8 – 9 hours of sleep. Don’t wait to readjust bed times. The sooner you start, the easier the transition will be. Begin gradually by turning in 10-15 minutes earlier each night until you get back to the “norm.” The same goes for earlier wake up times.