Good Advice from Long Ago…

Recently, some research was published that reported students need to do three important things every day to do well in school. Here was my takeaway:

Get enough sleep, around 9 hours;
Do something outside for an hour; and
Don’t use screens more than two hours a day.

Today as I was going through some old family papers, I found a letter my great grandfather wrote to my father in 1937. My Dad was just beginning his first year in college.

Of course, my great grandfather didn’t mention screens, but I was so interested to read about the things he advised my Dad to do and not to do. I smiled thinking how much they mirrored the findings of current research. Like so much wise advice, some things never change.

I hope you enjoy these words of wisdom from the past as much as I did! Especially the highlighted paragraph.

Good advice stands the test of time!

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