07 Feb

Ep. #18 – Teen Sleep Matters

In today’s episode, I interview Dr. Sara Morrow – a child psychologist on a mission to change school start times. She has compiled 20 years of research that proves that later school start times for teens lead to: healthier sleep hygiene, less depression, less risky behavior, better performance in school, better and safer performance in athletics, safer driving as teens get themselves to school, better moods, fewer morning parent/teen power struggles and surprisingly, positive economic implications. 

Vashti Summervill
Vashti is a certified teacher in the state of Idaho, a PCI Certified Parent Coach ® and a Therapeutic Educational Consultant. She also has a Master of Music degree and is a musician. She is passionate about doing upstream work to reduce self-harm, anxiety, and depression in our youth. She produces the podcast “Teen Connectivity” - a show dedicated to helping parents navigate the wilderness of adolescence. She currently serves on the St. Luke's Pediatric Family Advisory Council representing families with children hospitalized due to a mental health crisis, is the secretary of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition Board, trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), and is a QPR Instructor (Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training). She is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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