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.