DSTS, or Daylight Savings Time Syndrome, rears its ugly head no less than twice each year and your toddler is at high risk. Adults are also affected, but most have learned to cope with the general symptoms of overall fatigue and irritability. DSTS in children and teens comes on abruptly and the duration of the symptoms can last from 24 hours up to a full week.
Here are just 10 of the hundreds of common symptoms to watch for to see if your child has DSTS:
Crying because everyone went outside.
Crying because you put his shoes and jacket on to go outside.
Crying because he is outside.
Crying because he took too long of a nap (or too short).
There only one known cure for DSTS: it means putting an end to this wicked clock changing tradition that our American culture has embraced and accepted as normal. Please, write your state government officials and let them know that only they can help end this. Let's start the discussion now and take action!