Straight to bed now for straight A’s later.

UK researchers followed over 11,000 children and found that inconsistent bed times, particularly at age 3, could predict poorer mental skills at age 7. They also found these effects may accumulate over time. Girls who had inconsistent sleep patterns at age 3, 5 and 7 had significantly worse scores on reading, math and spatial awareness…

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Outdoor Play Prevents Nearsighted Vision

If you let your children get plenty of play outdoors they may never need glasses for nearsightedness. Nearsightedness, (myopia), is very common. Nearsighted school children are often assigned seats in the front of the classroom and usually need to wear glasses to see distant objects clearly. It is estimated that nearsightedness affects 42 percent of…

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