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I'm not a parent, so I don't know the answer to my question.
I'll start by stating that I've always been a close uncle to 2 of my nephews who live close by. I done many things with both of them. But of course, as they've gotten older, they don't want to hang with their uncle much anymore. They are now 19 and 15 years old.
But one thing I've noticed (especially in the older one) is that they both stay up super late and often sleep well past noon. Sometimes even til 2pm. This isn't infrequent, but a norm if they don't have school. So during summers and vacations, it's pretty much everyday.
I know when I was their age(s), I never wanted to sleep much past 10am. Even in my drinking days, I couldn't sleep that late. I'm guessing they stay up playing video games, but I really have no idea.
Is this common or is just my nephews? It doesn't seem healthy or a good way to enter adulthood. And 19 today is the same as 19 was back in 1978 when I was that age. It's not the age of a child, but an adult.
Would like to read posts from members with experience.
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the more they change, the more they stay the same......by 19, I was waking up the following evening due to the mescaline induced stupor from the night before
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Would like to read posts from members with experience.
I enjoy going to midnight showings of major movie releases, maybe about 3 or 4 a year. I cannot, for the life of me, believe how many children there are at these showings. I'm not even talking about annoying teenagers, I'm talking about 8, 9, 10 year olds.
I just don't think this is "more of the same" stuff from when I was a kid. It's clearly an accelerating trend.
My kids are older now but yeah, they slept late on weekends, holidays and during the summer. Sometimes til noon, sometimes beyond. No biggie. Beats early childhood when they were up at 5AM looking for breakfast, cartoons, action and entertaining.
Each child has gone on to lead a productive life. No one seems to have suffered irreperable damage from sleeping late. One is a constant early riser, one works 2-10PM but has to get up with his kids early in the morning - on weekends when his wife is home she lets him sleep until noon. The third works shift work and sleeps whenever and whereever he can.
I, myself, was a champion sleeper when I was a teenager. Noon, as a rising time, would have been early. Now I can't sleep past 6AM - but since I'm not working anymore I do find myself loving the fact that I can crawl back in bed whenever the hell I feel like it and take a nap.
Other people's sleep habits should be the least of our worries - and I sincerely doubt they're any of our business.
When I was in my teens and early 20's I had lots of friends who stayed out all night and slept into the afternoon even if it was just on the weekends. Personally I never did it but I've always loved naps. So I'd get home from school/work and grab a couple hours and then get up and do whatever it was that needed to get done. Then I'd be out until 2 or 3AM, catch 4-5 hours sleep and go to school\work. Because of the naps and youth I was never spent.
There was one exception in HS where I got up on a Friday morning at 6AM and didn't go to bed until midnight Sunday night. It was school, out with friends, work a double including overnight, out with friends, work a double including overnight and then out with friends again. Minus coffee and beer it was done drug free. So I wake up and the sun is shining and I look at the alarm clock and it says 6:00 and I'm thinking wow after being up for 60 straight hours and only getting 6 hours sleep I feel awesome. So I go out to make breakfast and everybody is in the kitchen and I said what are you all doing up so early. Early? It's 6PM you just slept for 18 hours and nobody could wake you up. LOL.
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“That’s the thing I didn’t like about the announcing part: They want you to be loud, argumentative and definitive,” says Montana. “You didn’t have to be right.”
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