“Teens aren't just being difficult when they are hard to wake up. It's biology. Abundant research has shown that the sleep/wake cycle of adolescents is delayed. The typical teen can't go to sleep before 11 PM and they need 8-9 hours. High school start times in the 7 o'clock hour create sleep-deprived teens. Limiting technology and lowering the lights in the hour before bed helps some. Bringing light into the house in the morning is also good. But the biology is still the overwhelming factor.. For more information check out http://www.startschoollater.net/.”
Oct 16, 2012 at 16:32:42
“I am working on a campaign to persuade our school district to start the high school later. Starting high school in the 7:00 hour for teens is equal to abuse. Teens need nine hours of sleep a night. And those involved with sports get less than many because of the demands of the coaches. Athletic practice times is an often used excuse as to why high schools cannot start later. It is encouraging to see the sleep research with athletes coming out. Maybe there's hope yet.”
hp blogger Dr. Christopher Winter on Oct 16, 2012 at 22:02:17
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has championed this cause for some time and may be able to help you if you contact them. Here's an article that suggests later start times might actually save their lives! Thanks for the comment!
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:22:32
“Setting a bedtime 9 hours before the child's rising time only works if schools start later.. So many high schools, like my daughter's, start at 7:30 am requiring a wake-up time of 6:15 am. With the delayed sleep patterns of teens, it is impossible for for a teen to fall asleep before 11 pm. No matter how hard parents and teens try, they are sleep deprived. Districts must stop sacrificing student health to accommodate special interests.”
jcos on Oct 9, 2012 at 14:03:25
“You're right. Some of my kids take a bus and have to get up at 5:00--5:30am to get to school for a 7:00am starting time. It's ridiculous, but the same busses then have to do the elementary schools after that, and then the middle schools last. So it's mainly due to logistics, not the well-being of the students to be compatible with their biological needs.”
“As a mother of a 14-year-old, I now feel there is hope. I invited my daughter to spend a weekend at a B & B recently. She politely refused. She would rather spend the time alone in her room. Great post.”
hp blogger Lee Woodruff on Jun 21, 2012 at 17:24:31
“im telling you-- there is a lot of hope-- once they are done fouling the nest-- they are ready to rebuild it-- but boy its a huge heartache sometimes isnt it?”
missjenh on Jun 19, 2012 at 16:14:10
“It gets better - I was the same way when I was a teenager, but I'm 22 now, just spent the weekend away with my parents, and my mom and I are planning a week long trip to LA together. Spending time with my parents is great!”
“Why is it okay for shoppers to camp out in front of Best Buy days before Black Friday?”
CitizenFitz on Nov 23, 2011 at 23:51:38
“I thought they were Occupying Best Buy. (jk)”
Spunkstar on Nov 23, 2011 at 01:41:04
DocJoseph on Nov 23, 2011 at 00:08:34
“I like the way you think. The answer, however, is that Best Buy "thinks" it will gain from that gathering, but if they were protesting, striking or otherwise "exercising their free speech rights", they would have been disbanded by whatever violent means the police determined were necessary.
It seems that "gathering" or assembling in this country is legal only when the corporations approve.”
gomezrules on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:40:08
“Because those shoppers are encouraged to do what they deem necessary to be able to partake in the BF events. So long as the folks attending and camping do not present a hazard, conform to and obey the laws, and don't make a mess, they're OK. That's all the opposite of what the OWS clowns have engaged in and come to represent!”
jbfaus on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:28:04
“Because it is only for a few days. When the doors open they shop and leave. They do not occupy the parking lot for two months.”
ForDueJustice on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:14:12
“Because they will be engaging in the act of consumption, a process that benefits the very people we as occupy are protesting.”
Aj Beamish on Nov 22, 2011 at 22:58:10
“That's a VERY astute observation, you just got your first fan.”
“Blogging provides women the opportunity to make a difference without the constraints of the male dominated business model. Those in power are threatened. I look forward to the "tipping point" when women are finally able to live, work, and play by their own rules.”
Sep 28, 2009 at 11:30:40
“I agree with the comment that women are trying to make a system created by men work for us. I had a job once that I knew immediately was not where I needed to be. My supervisor told me that like a new pair of shoes, I just needed to "work them in." I replied, "But if it's the wrong kind of shoe, no amount of wear will make the fit any better!"
Marcus, as a stay-at-home mom, it was difficult to relate to the questions in the Find Your Strongest Life Survey.”
Sep 23, 2009 at 23:20:38
“Women are too hard on themselves. And we continue trying to be all things to all people. Yes, men are contributing more in the home, but it is still the woman who coordinates and schedules everything - birthdays, appointments, trips, entertainment, cleaning, holidays, traditions, gifts, and on and on.
I think when women have enough control to rewrite the rules of society, and are treated as equals in every situation and in every environment, then this trend might turn around.
Thanks for your work on this important issue.”
MrsAmErica on Sep 24, 2009 at 16:15:18
“Amen to that.”
jackbutler5555 on Sep 24, 2009 at 11:14:38
“Men, you concede, are doing more. But the study's data says women are not as happy as when men did less. It's got to be something else.”
Biojohn on Sep 24, 2009 at 06:39:43
“A lot of men do not want big birthdays, trips, traditions or gifts. I know that I don't place to much stock in those things. This may be why the planning "falls" to the woman. The man, oftentimes, would be happy without plans.
For example, when I take a trip it is often with a direction and without a plan. I just get time off, jump on the bike, and head out somewhere. Never had a bad trip.
I am not knocking the planning, but stating it is not the goal of everyone to have such things planned out. I will go along if someone wants something planned, but won't knock myself out for it because it is not important to me. Of course, if there were kids, planning would be more important on somethings. (So, full disclosure, no kids, no desire for them).
Housework, by all means, should be shared.”
Opus Loki on Sep 24, 2009 at 05:35:16
“That's because women turn those things into events. A kid knows nothing about parties but women knock themselves dead for a 2 year old to have a birthday party. A guy will give the kid a bat, ball, and glove and send him in the back yard and that kid is just as happy.”