Parents Encouraged to Begin Getting Kids Back Into School Sleep Habits
Ada, MN — We’re officially less than a month away from the return of school and Norman-Mahnomen Public Health and School Nurse Tracy Johnson are encouraging parents to start thinking about getting their kids back into their normal school routines for an easier transition. Johnson says the most important thing you can do is get them back to a normal sleep schedule.
Getting your child back to a normal sleep cycle probably won’t be as easy as flipping a switch. It’ll take a couple weeks of transition. Johnson provides some tips for making that transition a little easier.
Although we tend to depend on our electronics, whether its an I-pad, cell phone, laptop, or TV, Johnson says its much better for our health and well-being to eliminate them at the end and beginning of each day.
Nurse Tracy also recommends scheduling a well-child check up prior to the start of school and making sure your child is caught up on the required immunizations and physicals. If you aren’t sure what is required for your child, please contact Tracy at 218-280-3125.