August is Back to School Month
Parents are critical supports as they help their teens transition back into the classroom. Below are 2 tips for parents and teens to keep in mind as the school year approaches.
- Teens needs at least 9.25 hours of sleep a night to be rested. Parents can ensure that their teens are getting enough sleep by establishing bedtime routines or by encouraging teens to avoid sodas, get regular exercise and to decrease computer or screen use.
- Parents also need to make sure that their teens are up-to-date on their required immunizations. Make an appointment with a primary care physician to make sure that teens have a physical completed before the school year starts.
The team at Teen Health Connection hopes that everyone has a successful 2017-2018 school year.