"To sleep: perchance (my teen): ay, there’s the rub"
There is the rub indeed. If Shakespeare had teenagers, he might have had Hamlet say these words. For what parent has not struggled with the adolescent who wants to burn the candle at both ends?
...continued from yesterday's blog post, Sleep For Young Children: How Much Sleep Does My Child Need? Are Naps Necessary?
All parents will run across sleep dilemmas with their child at some point. If it doesn’t happen at 5 months old, it will happen at 5 years old, but it will happen! To say sleep is important would be a major understatement — sleep is necessary to function, to live. The good news is, for the vast majority of people, healthy sleep is just a habit or 2 away.
Blog post co-written by Dr. Eugene Kim, Pediatric Surgeon, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center