I urge all parents to read the story at the top of my “Stuff I have found interesting” list in the right-hand sidebar. It’s about kids’ sleep needs, and I agree with much if not all of it. I can give lots of examples from my own kids (and myself too) about points made in the article. It also has an accompanying story about sleep disorders in kids that was pretty interesting. (You’ll see the link to it once you go to the main story)