Often treating sleep apnea in children results in an improvement of behavioral problems.
Teenagers learn a lot by observing you. Make sure your driving behaviors are in line with what you expect from them. This means being mindful of speed limits, road rage and eliminating distractions such as electronic devices while driving. They will model their driving after yours.
SOCIAL CHALLENGES and LONELINESS – Some kids have a hard time in large groups and/or making friends. If this is the case for your child, the school day can be a place of isolation, awkwardness and sadness. It makes sense for one to hate being trapped 6 hours a day in a place that feels so awful.
CRISIS – If your child or family is experiencing some kind of crisis, sometimes children feel safer to be at home. Crisis can drain all of the energy out of a person and a school environment requires a lot of energy to be successful.
BULLYING – If your child is the victim of bullying or harassment, staying out of school appears to be better. Who would want to be in a constant situation of feeling unsafe and fearing for your life every day?
SELF-ESTEEM – Kids that feel bad about themselves and abilities most likely hate school too. A lot of kids that are deemed “special ed” are discouraged that they are not achieving at the level they want to.
High school AP courses are not the classes that make a student stand out like they did in the past to colleges. Whether it is the most accurate measure or not, magazines factor in AP classes all the time in determining their list of top public high schools. In fact Boston Magazine rated Weston High School in Weston, MA first in its list of the state’s top public high schools.
It is better to attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.
People who averaged less than 7 hours of sleep a night were about 3 times more likely to develop cold symptoms than those who got 8 or more hours of sleep when exposed to the virus that causes colds.
Teach your kids early on to save their money for future purchases. If they learn the discipline of how to set aside money for their toys today, then they will know how to save up for a car or a house when they are older.