Toddlers should get 11-14 hour of sleep. Naps count as part of this calculation. 3-5 year olds should get 11-13 hours of sleep. Naps count as part of this calculation. 6-13 year olds should get 9-11 hours of sleep. This is not common. Bedtime should be quite early with an early school schedule. Teens should… Continue Reading >
Doctors agree that healthy sleep patterns promote learning and memory. Convincing an unwilling child to go to sleep is another matter. A well-known and easy strategy for creating a positive sleep routine is involving something in the routine that the child enjoys. If getting ready for bed means, you, the parent, will stop what you… Continue Reading >
As my daughter Penelope, the super babysitter, will tell you, you can easily tell which children have steady sleep schedules. They go to sleep faster and go to sleep without a fuss. Sleep specialists agree that the first step to helping sleep problems or distraction issues is a good night sleep. The best way to… Continue Reading >
Much of our education system is based on extensive reading so if we can build reading inspiration in our children, everything is easier scholastically. In college I took an entire class teaching strategies to encourage non-readers to start reading voluntarily. There are three simple steps I took away from that class. 1. Find out what… Continue Reading >
Enhancing your child’s potential for success is a goal almost all parents share. This weekly blog helps remind you of the important fundamentals of raising children in an intelligent and safe environment that promotes learning and brain development.
Karen Lake is the Executive Director of Glee Music Academy, a music school in Lake Forest, California, dedicated to training school-age students about the power of music. She is passionate about teaching and loves studying research that investigates the connection between serious music study and IQ.