Sleep Deprivation: Why We Must Find a Solution

Sleep deprivation argument

Sleep deprivation is a cause of friction in many families that include teens. Teens are overwhelmed with activities and parents know it’s not healthy to miss sleep. Carrie Struggles with Her Daughter’s Lack of Sleep Carrie and her sixteen-year-old daughter stood in a face-off. They had battled on this topic…  Read More

Sleep: Count Sheep?

Sleep deprived teen

  Sleep comes easily for some, but many teenagers find it hard to disengage from activities and wind down at night. There are some ways to make sleep come more easily. Sleep and a Typical Teen Bleary-eyed, Shawn dragged into the kitchen and opened the fridge. “Where’s the juice?” “Open…  Read More

Sleep Deprivation and Overload

Sleep deprivation and overload

Sleep deprivation is rampant in our nation. Nowhere is it so prevalent as among our teens. The consequences are costly and sometimes fatal. I looked around the roomful of teens. One boy sitting by the windows was engaged and alert. Two girls whispered to each other. Most of the others…  Read More

Overscheduled: It’s Epidemic

Being overscheduled has become so much a part of our culture that kids don’t know what it’s like to be still and free of pressure—even for a few moments. Let’s listen to an overscheduled teen who sat in my counseling office and told her story. Overscheduled Teen  Uncontrolled sobbing shook her…  Read More