Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 5 Things, But Most Parents Don’t

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Kids. They say the darndest things, and they grow up too fast. My daughter is no exception, and for her entire life, I’ve been on a drawn to studies and advice on how to become a better parent. 

Here are five of the best recent recommendations I’ve come across. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.

1.    Make sure kids get enough sleep.

We’re putting this one upfront because it’s win-win: No matter how much you love your kids, I’ll bet you love it when they go to sleep. 

In short, children aged 6 to 12 years of age need to sleep 9 to 12 hours per night on a regular basis according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Moreover, this study out of the University of Maryland (published in the journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health) found that lack of sleep in children is associated with brain physiology, in that those children who slept less than nine hours per night “had less grey matter or smaller volume in certain areas of the brain responsible for attention,…

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This article was written by Bill Murphy Jr. and originally published on www.inc.com