Sleep creep: Letting kids have smartphones in bed not smart
Alan Stephenson wants his child to go to sleep easily at night. And that means his son, age 11, can't take his Kindle or other electronic devices upstairs, where their bedrooms are located. "Upstairs are bedrooms only, which I want to remain tranquil and quiet, so our rule is no screens upstairs," says Stephenson, of Maplewood, New Jersey. "Thus, no confusion. When he goes upstairs, it's time to sleep."