The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive: (A Virtual FAN Event with Lisa L. Lewis, MS)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th anniversary season!

We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Lisa L. Lewis, MS, author of the new book, The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive. Ms. Lewis will be interviewed by Melinda Wenner Moyer. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Sleep-Deprived Teen from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Lewis and Ms. Wenner Moyer that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences. Parenting journalist Lisa L. Lewis, MS, who helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents, has written an actionable guide for parents who want to help their exhausted teens. In The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive, Ms. Lewis synthesizes the research to provide parents of teens and tweens with reader-friendly information and strategies, including information on the science of why sleep matters and how it changes during the teen years; an overview of how sleep affects mental health, academics, athletic performance, and more; a primer on how gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic status and race and ethnicity can affect sleep; a look at technology and sleep; and suggestions for making sleep-friendly changes at home and in schools.

About the Author: Lisa L. Lewis, MS is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. Her new book, The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive, is an outgrowth of her previous work on the topic, including her role helping get California’s landmark law on healthy school start times passed. Ms. Lewis has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. She has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, an MFA from Mills College, and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley.

About the Interviewer: Melinda Wenner Moyer is an award-winning science journalist, professional speaker, and author. She writes the weekly Well newsletter for The New York Times, is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and is a faculty member at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Event date: 

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive (Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Patterns By Lisa L. Lewis, Rafael Pelayo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lisa L. Lewis, Rafael Pelayo (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781642507911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Mango - June 7th, 2022

An Eye-Opening Parenting Guide for Better Teenage Sleep

"In this timely book, Lisa L. Lewis underscores why sleep is so vital for adolescent well-being and resilience and offers detailed, actionable tools for bringing about change."--Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO of Thrive Global

#1 New Release in Teen Health, Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Disorders