Bedtime & Sleep
What do Children need?
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
4 DCYF MERIT STARS CEUs available
(Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families)
A Half-Day Workshop for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, Administrators, Owners, and Directors
“... sleep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention and international courts, but most of us do it to ourselves.”
- Ryan Hurd
This interactive workshop encourages us all to nurture not only children, but their nurturers! We will engage in a frank discussion about bedtime and sleep - what works and what doesn't and why sleep is vitally important to health and development.
Many adults do not realize the long-term effects of chronic sleep deprivation nor even think to connect sleep issues with increasingly common behavioral struggles, learning issues, and mood problems. There are many factors in modern lifestyles interfering with going to sleep, staying asleep, going back to sleep, and enjoying deep and truly restful sleep cycles. Despite the challenges, there are many small, do-able changes that can have significant and long-term impacts on adequate and high-quality sleep.
feedback from attendees
"I appreciate the great environment – calm, welcoming, etc.!"
Participants will review new research that highlights the importance of protecting adequate sleep (both children's and adults') to ensure everyone’s general health and capacities for learning. Take-aways include lists of some of the best and most current resources: books, articles, and videos along with practical, creative, and simple approaches for helping all of us to support sleep throughout children's ages and stages. Caregivers can provide important information to parents that will have lifetime impacts on each child’s school and life experiences.