Thanks for a great virtual walk today!
Healthy Sleep Habits:
How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our December 2021 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the December 2021 walk, we welcome Dr. Pam Greenspon who gave a brief, family-friendly talk "Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?" and then took parent questions live. Watch the replay here.
AAP Parenting Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all links are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?

​While it's true that sleep needs vary from one person to another, there are some very reasonable, science-based guidelines to help you determine whether your child is getting the sleep he or she needs to grow, learn, and play.​ Learn more here.

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My teen is having more trouble falling asleep at night...

Rapid body changes, especially in adolescence, can disrupt sleep. The growth phase they're in can cause their circadian rhythm-the body's internal clock-to reset, delaying their sleep cycle. Stress, anxiety and worry is another common cause of...

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Sleep Tips for Your Family's Mental Health

​​​​​​Sleep has become a casualty of modern life. If you or your children are excessively sleepy or just don't feel well rested in the morning, what can you do about it? Fortunately, there are many things we can do to improve sleep as...

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Bedtime Routines for School-Aged Children

​​ ​​​For school-aged children, a quick tidy-up is part of the bedtime routine: putting books and toys back on shelves and clothes in drawers and closets. Their room doesn't have to be perfect, but it's more pleasant to rest and read or listen to ...

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Melatonin and Children's Sleep

By: Anna Esparham, MD, FAAP, DABMA, DABOIM Trouble falling and staying asleep affects 15% to 25% of children and adolescents. Not getting enough sleep often leads to some pretty difficult behaviors and health problems-crankiness, trouble paying...

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Next Walks on
Sunday, January 9 (English)
Sunday, February 13 (English)
Sunday, February 20 (Spanish)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. As the 5 and older vaccine rate increases, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks. We will send registration details and a flyer soon.