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bkitchin1
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sleep, exercise, nutrition are key (along with meds)
if these are not balanced – they’ll be a mess
kids need 10-12 hours
if they snore – it’s not restful sleep it’s sleep apnea so talk to dr.
exercise is key – Michael phelps was put in swimming for add (mom’s a principal)
what happened when he didn’t have olympics (sleep, excercise, nutrition)? he self-medicated
same as dennis rodman after he didn’t play basketball

so on top of everything – make sure he’s going to bed 7:30 (no computer/tv 1 hour before)
and getting at least 11 hours of sleep
no sugar breakfast that includes protein
and try gonoodle.com for dance exercise for 15 minutes before school/or run/jump/situps, ets.
plus if he goes to bed – you get a break
same schedule on weekends so the body gets a habit