Back to School in Optimal Health

They say only focus on what you can control. But in a pandemic that’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to back to school. After months of staying close to home and social distancing, the majority of Canadian students are returning to the classroom. We bring in the experts for advice on what you can do at home to hopefully make this school year a healthier one. From diet, to sleep and emotional wellbeing.

DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM is a guest on this Family Matters Curious Cast talking about why parents need to prioritize bedtime. She explains that sleep is important for children going back to school not only because of having to transition from the late bedtimes and wake up times from the pandemic quarantine to earlier ones but also to strengthen the immune system. Sleep can impact the immune system, mood, cognitive, health, and wellness.