Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences. Parenting journalist Lisa L. Lewis, MS, who helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents, has written an actionable guide for parents who want to help their exhausted teens. In "The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive," Ms. Lewis synthesizes the research to provide parents of teens and tweens with reader-friendly information and strategies, including information on the science of why sleep matters and how it changes during the teen years; an overview of how sleep affects mental health, academics, athletic performance, and more; a primer on how gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status and race and ethnicity can affect sleep; a look at technology and sleep; and suggestions for making sleep-friendly changes at home and in schools.
Ms. Lewis reporting covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. She has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times.
Ms. Lewis will be in conversation with Melinda Wenner Moyer, an award-winning science journalist and author who writes the weekly Well newsletter for The New York Times.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of "The Sleep-Deprived Teen" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Lewis and Ms. Wenner Moyer that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://bit.ly/LewisBookPurchase
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