Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session.
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Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
New South Wales recently announced it would trial different start and finish times for various year levels in primary schools. There are many benefits to this approach.
Their hormones mean they still need zzz’s even when they’re already supposed to be in homeroom.
Teenagers aren’t just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren’t calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
‘Wakey, wakey, sleepy head.’
A wake-up call for early school mornings?
Why do teenagers need more sleep?
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early morning school starts has been a topic of much debate. There’s more to this issue than just laziness.
What difference will the time of the test make?
Our memory and attention are at their peak only at certain times during the day. Why would the timing of test not affect students’ performance?