Head Start a Failure

Nearly one million children are enrolled in the federal Head Start program that provides preschool and daycare services for disadvantaged children. By any and nearly all measures Head Start has failed to meet any of its intended goals. Head Start was begun in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty. Head Start was designed…

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TV Before Bed–Robs Kid’s Sleep

New Zealand researchers found that children and teens who spend the most time watching TV during the 90 minutes prior to sleep onset got less sleep than those who who engaged in non-screen sedentary activities. Late sleep onset was associated with significantly (P<0.001) more screen-based activity (TV, video games, computers) versus earlier sleep onset. Although casualty can…

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