Lynbrook High School is participating in a program called Challenge Success which was developed by education and child development experts in conjunction with the Stanford Graduate School of Education. This program is dedicated to ensuring not only the academic success of all students, but also, the success of students as whole human beings. Lynbrook’s partnership with Challenge Success is funded by the Lynbrook PTSA, and is focused on parent, student, and staff education. This section of the LHS website is dedicated to providing links and information about the importance of the development of students as whole individuals. We hope you will visit this page often and become a part of the conversation about how to best serve the needs of our diverse student body.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for event reminders and more information, or ask questions about the program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Teens need about 8.5 to 9.25 hours of sleep every night. Our LHS students average 6.5 hours of sleep and 63% of LHS students report suffering from exhaustion.
- Teens who go to bed after midnight are 24% more likely to suffer depression and 20% more likely to think about harming themselves than teens who go to bed at or before 10:00pm.
- One in four high school kids has significant symptoms of either depression or an anxiety disorder.
- “Besides genetics, perfectionism is the strongest predictor of clinical depression.” - Madeline Levine, cofounder of Challenge Success.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Tell your child (and yourself) that sleep is nutrition for the brain. According to Dr. Rafael Pelayo, a sleep specialist at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, “Your brain needs sleep. It’s like its nutrition.” He also says, “Getting adequate sleep is essential to your well-being.”
- Help your teen set priorities, and reward your teen for getting enough sleep.
- Encourage your teen to drop an activity or class if he or she is not getting enough sleep.
- Do not push your teen (or yourself) to be perfect.
- Sleep Anyone
- Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be
- Teach Your Children Well
- The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
- How To Raise An Adult
- 28 Ways to Ask Your Teens ‘How Was School Today?’ Without Asking Them ‘How Was School Today?’
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)