Back to School Tips

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(KSL News) -- It's back to school again. And today we have some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help your child deal with heading back to the books.

After a summer of staying up late, researchers say it's a good idea to gradually move up your child's bedtime.

A survey by the sleep foundation found 60-percent of youngsters are sleepy during the day. And keeping the early bedtime on weekends will help make the sleep transition easier.

As for those back to school jitters, most children have them, but if your child is showing a sudden change in behavior, it may mean a bully is in the picture.

Jill Goldberg Arnold, Phd, Child Psychologist: "PARENTS OFTEN ASK, 'WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? WHAT DID YOU LEARN? DO YOU HAVE HOMEWORK?' IT'S MUCH LESS COMMON FOR PARENTS TO SAY, WHAT DID YOU DO ON THE PLAYGROUND, WHO DID YOU PLAY WITH?"

Another factor that can affect a child's behavior is hunger. So breakfast is a must.

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