BLOG – Is your child getting enough sleep?
Foster children may have a range of associated issues that could lead to disrupted sleep. Experts estimate that younger children need 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night and that older children need 8 – 9 hours. A healthy sleep cycle can help develop concentration skills, emotional wellbeing and a healthy immune system.
If your child struggles to sleep encourage them to switch off beforehand. This means no screens before bed! Electronics stimulate the brain and can make it harder to sleep. Also, try to be active during the day and have a consistent bed time.
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