Teens and late nights

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The boy will be a teenager before you know it. Photo: a few days ago.


Why do teens stay up late and then sleep in (while the morning is disregarded with all it’s possibilities)?

Probably because parents (like me) are so focused on other things they let kids naturally fall into experimentation with the lack of discipline, routine and purpose. (Parents actually unintentionally model this by not building structure and process into these developing minds.)

Does it have to be like this?

How would most parents know, let alone have an answer other than yes?

What if.

What if kids had a reason to go to bed earlier and get up earlier?

Something about having a purpose? Nah.

Something about watching tv and thinking irresponsible behavior is “normal”.




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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.