Should School Start Later? Take a Listen

For years, evidence has been mounting to support a later school start time for adolescents. Dr. Anne Robinson, through her group, Smart Balance, has been spearheading a campaign for the Ridgewood, NJ school system to follow the science, demonstrate a real commitment to student wellbeing and push back the first bell. I interviewed Dr. Robinson on the Save the Change podcast, and if you have children in school, it is worth a listen.

What you will hear:
the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics
the rationale for this recommendation
the evidence in support
the outcomes in schools who have made the change
the counterarguments
and more …

To take a listen, please click here.

To join the Smart Balance email list, where you will receive periodic updates, send them an email at

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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October 10, 2015