My child ages 3–5 gets 10–13 hours of sleep per 24 hours.
My child ages 6–12 gets 9–12 hours of sleep per 24 hours.
|My child seems relatively alert and awake during the day.|
|My child’s sleeping environment is cool, dark and quiet.|
|My child and I have an established bedtime routine that we follow nightly.|
|We turn off all blue-light emitting screens (TVs, iPads and computers) at least 30 minutes before my child’s bedtime.|
|My child avoids spending time in bed except for when trying to fall asleep.|
|My child avoids caffeine after noon.|
|My child usually stays in his own bed throughout the night.|
|My child does NOT fall asleep in school.|
|My child does NOT snore loudly or have pauses in breathing while sleeping.|
|My child feels that he is good at things, whether it is in school or in another area.|
|My child has friends or other solid ties in the community.|
|My child has personal interests or hobbies outside of school.|
|My child’s negative emotions, like anger and sadness, appear infrequently rather than continually.|
|My child tells me about positive interactions with her peers.|
|My child generally responds appropriately to pressure from school (i.e. doesn’t panic, cry or get excessively angry about upcoming tests).|
|My child doesn’t spend an excessive amount of time worrying.|
|My child says positive things about his physical appearance rather than negative things or complaints.|
|My child comes to me when she’s facing a problem.|
|My child treats animals kindly and does not harm them.|
|My child generally feels good in his body and doesn’t complain too much of aches or pains.|
|My child’s behavior and personality remain relatively constant, without major changes.|
|My child can sit still and pay attention when necessary.|
|My child generally respects parental authority at home.|
|My partner and I refrain from arguing in front of our child.|
|My child eats three meals a day, plus 2–3 snacks.|
|My child eats a breakfast that includes a lean protein (such as eggs, beans or low-fat cottage cheese) every morning.|
My child ages 4–8 eats two servings of dairy (such as milk, yogurt or cheese) per day.
My child ages 9–12 eats three servings of dairy per day.
My child ages 4–8 eats 4–5 servings of grain foods (preferably whole grain foods such as whole wheat bread, oatmeal or brown rice) per day.
My child ages 9–12 eats 5–6 servings of grain foods per day.
|My child eats five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.|
My child ages 4–8 eats 3–4 servings of protein (such as meat, eggs or beans) per day.
My child ages 9–12 eats five servings of protein per day.
|My child eats fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna and sardines) 2–3 times per week.|
|Less than 10 percent of my child’s daily calorie intake comes from sugar.|
|My child eats less than a teaspoon of salt a day.|
|I role model appropriate dietary patterns and practices for my child.|
|A majority of my child’s meals are eaten together as family meals.|
|My child mostly drinks water or milk, occasionally drinks fruit juice and rarely drinks soda.|
|My child eats mostly home-cooked meals rather than take-out food or restaurant dinners.|
|A majority of my child’s meals are eaten away from the TV, computer and other distractions.|