What do these three things have in common: Children, Sleep and Single Parents.
Well, let's just say that single parents *most likely* get less sleep than parents with partners. I'm speculating here but I'd love to know what you think about this and the following articles:
50% of Foster Kids are On Psychiatric Medications(The statistics they point to in this article are based only on reports from the state of Texas. I think this has much more to say about the programs run in that state than anything else...Can anyone point to stats on children in other states or nationally?)
Problems with Sleep Deprivation(I swear I didn't write in for this, but this easily could've been me as it describes me perfectly, and why I'm writing this at three in the morning.)
Will Companies Discriminate Against Children of Single Parents?(It frustrates me that the person writing this - and many others, I'm sure - assume that 'single parent' means parenting alone. I'm a single parent (aka not married) but my son's father is equally involved - if not more so than the stereotypical dad. But I don't generalize like the author of this article has.)
Thanks for the tips. These symptoms to watch out for in children are really helpful. My husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea a year or two ago and I have heard that it often runs in families. I am a little bit concerned that our children might have it as well. Now I know more about what to look for. Take a look on this article: