Single, working, newly divorced parent of two young children recently was able to secure a small apartment for the family. The parent’s social worker encouraged the parent to apply to For Kids Foundation for help purchasing bunk beds for the children’s bedroom. You see, the children had been sleeping on a sofa or the floor, as finances were just too tight to purchase proper beds.
SleepFoundation.org reports “What Happens When Children Don’t Get Enough Sleep? As every parent knows, a child that’s short on sleep can swing between being grumpy and hyperactive, with effects that can mimic ADHD14. Sleepiness can also affect your child’s ability to pay attention, with ramifications for their performance in school. Even minimal sleep restriction15 can have effects on your child’s day-to-day life. Our Board approved the items to be delivered from Walmart to the family’s apartment.