Oh, the embarrassment.
At Petco Park, mom dances to the music and gets some fame on the Jumbotron. Dad joins in too.
The son? Not having it.
— Rudy Rendon (@RendonRudy) July 31, 2018
While many adults already deal with problems sleeping, along comes a pregnancy and things get even worse!
Getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting quality sleep are all challenges made even more difficult by being pregnant, or being a new parent. And these problems don’t just affect mom. Her partner can be just as affected.
Despite the fact that interruptions to sleep routines will happen, it helps to understand what’s happening and keep certain tips in mind that can alleviate some of the stress and improve the sleep you do get.
The Sleep Help Institute has put together some excellent guides to help this happen.
A look at how pregnancy can affect sleep. The Sleep Help Institute covers each trimester with information on what to expect, best practices and tips. There are notes on the best sleep positions for moms – and positions to avoid. You’ll learn the benefits of exercise, eating right and helping your partner get better sleep.
If they don’t get enough sleep, children suffer. It can make them irritable, lethargic and affect their learning and attitudes. The Institute’s article has a helpful Sleep Guide, tips for creating a healthy sleep routine and info about choosing the best mattress. Learn how to deal with nightmares, night terrors, snoring and sleep walking.
Did you know that according to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 90% of us use technology during the hour before we go to bed? This can often affect the time it takes us to fall asleep and the quality of sleep we get. It’s a problem that every parent deals with when it comes to kids, but it can be just as detrimental to adults. The Sleep Help Institute has some great ideas on minimizing the effect of technology on sleep, changing your light settings and creating a better bedtime routine.
Here’s hoping you and your family are getting better sleep soon.
And thanks to the Sleep Help Institute!
Amber and Sara are radio hosts on KSON and Sunny 98.1, Jessica is producer for John & Tammy in the Morning on KSON. They're also San Diego moms!
Each week, they meet to vent about what’s been going on in their lives as moms and invite you to vent along with them!
These days, technology makes it possible to track our kids and even see their text messages without them knowing. But, is it right to do that?
Dana is one half of the duo Dana & Jayson in the Morning on ALT 949 in San Diego.
Time for another in the series of 'Why Mommy Drinks'!
What started off as a well-intentioned family trip to the beach, turned into the latest reason Dana was reaching for an adult beverage.
When she isn’t holding down mornings on San Diego’s ALT 949, Dana is raising three daughters under the age of 10, with a little help from her husband. This morning, we found out why parenthood isn’t always a day at the beach.
By SALLY HO, Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children.
Sesame Workshop, the company behind Big Bird and Elmo, and McGraw-Hill Education, a billion-dollar for-profit company known for school textbooks, announced their partnership Thursday. Both declined to disclose the financial terms for their new line of classroom instructional materials.
“Sesame Workshop probably can be trusted to do this in an ethical way, but the door opens for other companies to do it in a less ethical way,” said Heather Kirkorian, a University of Wisconsin professor who studies the effects of media in young children.
The TV program and Sesame Workshop’s other educational pursuits have long been lauded for their record of helping kids learn, portraying diverse characters and offering sensitivity in addressing childhood experiences.
The new classroom materials include videos featuring social-emotional and literacy lessons delivered by its famous characters and meant to be used at “circle time,” when young children typically gather to sing songs or hear stories. They also are offering resources for teachers and parents to help reinforce the lessons.
The instructional materials are on the market for children in preschool through fifth grade, and they are expected to be used in classrooms as early as fall 2019. Educators now have access to review the materials, but they haven’t been piloted in a classroom yet. They must be approved by school principals and administrators.
Dr. David Hill of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which urges parents to be cautious and selective about screen time for children, said that by age 3, kids can learn from a limited viewing of high-quality TV programs like Sesame Street but that little research exists on such regular media use in the classroom.
Hill, a pediatrician, said a young child’s brain cannot distinguish between programming and advertising, which could raise questions about the precedent that Sesame Street is setting.
“When you introduce a commercial influence on a nonprofit endeavor, I think everyone naturally has some concerns about the tension that ensues,” Hill said.
Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit and would have to invest its revenue back into its educational mission.
“With a proven whole-child curriculum that serves as a framework for everything we do, Sesame Workshop has put children first for nearly fifty years,” said Akimi Gibson, company vice president.
A much-discussed study in 2015 indicated that preschoolers exposed to the show gained immense benefits, which were compared to that of the Head Start program for low-income children, though the authors of that study later rebuked the idea that the show alone could or should replace any actual school program.
The researchers declined to comment on Sesame Street’s latest classroom endeavor.
Sesame Street has been a household brand since debuting in 1969 on public television. In recent years, it lost federal funding to produce the show and has partnered with HBO.
Its name recognition is so high that it is equally known for its broad array of licensed merchandise, from bibs and backpacks to toys and games. It has also achieved cult status for its celebrity appearances and satirizing humor that serves as a hook for parents.
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