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 laterschoolstartrwd@gmail.com

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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness Coach. She specializes in supporting parents and college students. Email her at drkarenlatimer@gmail.com to learn more. She is the author of the Audible Original, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents.

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