We all know the foggy haze after a night of poor sleep, now think how sleep deprivation manifests itself in our children. Adults are somewhat predictable in demonstrating tiredness, but children may become hyperactive, unfriendly and/or labile. Preexisting conditions (ADHD, learning problems) can seem worse. For children, already trying to navigate frustration control, sleep deprivation can affect their behavior and learning. So, how much sleep do children need?
Here are some average sleep requirements divided by age. Don’t get too fixated on the numbers, instead look at your individual child. Continue reading