We don’t need more stats to tell us that vegetables are a crucial part of a boy’s diet. They’re full of fiber, antioxidants, and pretty much every awesome vitamin and mineral a growing kid needs.
But getting your son to eat a plate full of salad or sauteed beet greens may be another matter. None of us intend to raise a picky eater, but sometimes it’s easier to cave to complaints than have a daily battle over the dinner plate.
I grew up with a dad who pushed sleep like an Avon lady pushes lipstick. Sleep was sacred, and you didn't mess with the bedtime routine. Dad was a big fan of sleeping early and sleeping often. Every day he came home from work and took what he called his afternoon schnooze. He prescribed more sleep for pretty much every ailment.
It turns out, like in so many things, Dad was right. Quality sleep is essential for everyone, but especially for our growing sons.