“A TEEN GIRL NEEDS NINE HOURS SLEEP, MIN­I­MUM, EACH NIGHT,” SAYS MADONNA. “IF SHE'S NOT GET­TING THAT IT IS AF­FECT­ING HER MOOD, HER ACA­DEMIC WORK AND HER CON­CEN­TRA­TION.”

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The con­se­quence of a bad sleep? Through her re­search, Madonna found that a 14-year-old with 30 min­utes of missed sleep records a mea­sur­able IQ dif­fer­ence of up to 10 points. So, be­tween so­cial me­dia, school, sport and even sleep, there’s a lot that tweens – and you, as their par­ent – have to keep up with. It can feel over­whelm­ing at the best of times, but re­mem­ber that it’s all about com­mu­ni­ca­tion and a lit­tle bit of TLC. After in­ter­view­ing more than 200 girls for her book, Madonna says that, in a nut­shell, all our tween and teen kids want is for us to “stop, stay calm, and re­ally hear what they are try­ing to tell us”. Men­tal note taken.

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