seat64k wrote:I'm aware of claims that teenagers need more sleep (and that doesn't sound far fetched), but I've never seen a discussion about this topic include the time kids go to bed. Maybe that's the problem that needs fixing?
c933103 wrote:Kids tend to get up late and sleep late. If that's the natural sleeping schedule for most kids, then shouldn't school schedule match the kids life cycles?
seat64k wrote:c933103 wrote:Kids tend to get up late and sleep late. If that's the natural sleeping schedule for most kids, then shouldn't school schedule match the kids life cycles?
Is the late sleeping schedule natural or does it end up being late because kids want to stay up late to engage with technological and other distractions?
I'm from a generation before phones and laptops, but I was not immune to distractions. Staying up late reading a book or listening to a new album on my (knock-off) walkman. But I had no difficulty going to sleep at 10 and being up at 6 in the morning.
Sounds more to me like the adults in kids' lives are forgetting to be the adult.
Aesma wrote:I don't have kids but if I had them,
Aesma wrote:there would be a special smartphone drawer in the house where every member of the family would put his/her phone in at 7pm or something, no TV in bedrooms, and laptops/tablets also stored at some point in the evening outside bedrooms.
Aesma wrote:I didn't need these rules, well maybe, I had a PC in my room at an early age, when most houses didn't have a PC, but there was not that much you could do without the internet, so I rarely spent my nights on it. Reading books, that's another story.
Aesma wrote:definitely agree there.Now making the first half hour of a school day something designed to wake up the brain, that would make sense.
casinterest wrote:I think everyone forgets the real reason most teenagers are tired.
Homework/Real Work/watching siblings
Socializing with friends.
It is actually a very busy schedule for a lot, and I am not really convinced that the later start time helps those that have to get real jobs, or participate in after school activities.
I myself had to get up at 6/6:30 , to be at school by 7:25. We got out at 1:55. but I had tones of homework to do, and with after school activities, everything was crazy till 8 or 9 at night except when I had night practices. Bed by 10:30 or 11. And I didn't have to hold down a job.
Then on the weekends we used to party a bit too hard. so the clock got reset a bit, and Monday and Tuesday generally sucked
Aesma wrote:Class at 6:15 ! Lunch at 9am ? Maybe the time zone plays a role there ?
Also it seems that school was way too big.
There are probably 4000 high schoolers in my city or 35000, probably more, but there are 3 junior high schools and 2 high schools.
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