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Adjustment to high school - what's normal what's not?

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Replies to: Adjustment to high school - what's normal what's not?

  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42301 replies454 threads Senior Member
    Monitoring sleep hours, like checking eating patterns and intervening if the child doesn't eat enough and loses weight, is an essential parental duty. A minimum of 9 hours is needed for his age group.
    Taking the phone away/turning off the wifi at, say, 9, may help. Blue light keeps the brain awake.
    Perhaps only instrumental music in the evenings?
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  • EmpireappleEmpireapple 1935 replies27 threads Senior Member
    Freshman year my son's school started at 7am. I kid you not. In seats at 7am. The bus came at 6:20. This was a killer as my son truly had the teenage clock of not being able to fall asleep at night and wanting to sleep in the AM.

    If I had to do it all over again, the cell phone would be turned in to me by 8:30 and no screen time after 9:00 at the latest. All of this screen interaction is hurting our kids and we aren't really talking about it to the level we should.

    I would also try Melatonin. We had a little success with that.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42301 replies454 threads Senior Member
    7am! At this age kids can't function properly till 9 or so at a minimum, the various physical functions aren't working. I would seriously have excused my child from first period and launched a PTA action.
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