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    Apr 2014

    Son from previous marriage

    I have a 10 year old son that is very hard to get up for school in the morning. It's gotten to where he will argue with me and we constantly shows up to school late or right when the bell rings. He has a set bedtime and it's not hard to get him to get ready for bed but there has been on occasion where I have caught him up and watching television in the office since then we have taken the television out of the office.

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    Dear Tina,

    I've moved your post to the 'gentle parenting' section of the forum, I hope this is ok.

    How much television does he watch each day? Actually how much total 'screen time' (i.e. include any time spent surfing the net, playing games, watching TV or films etc) does he have each day? I ask because there is now evidence which shows this type of stimulation makes changes in the pathways in a child's brain. At this age he should have no more than 90 minutes total screen time a day (including any television), ideally less.

    Is your son active? Does he enjoy sports and outside activities? Being active will help his mind and body prepare for the school day. Encouraging your son to have a healthy, balanced diet will also help.

    Does he have many friends at school? Does he socialise well with his peers? inviting friends back to play after school and having days out with other families will help with this.

    Let me know what you think about the above so that we can support you further with this.

    Warm wishes,

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