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Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later

Original post made on Aug 12, 2022

Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift. Other schools are rolling it out this fall.

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Posted by MP Father
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 12, 2022 at 4:05 pm

MP Father is a registered user.

Circadian phase delay? So unlike adults, adolescents all have the same circadian rhythms?

Could the issue really be that parents are not successfully getting their teens off electronics at night as well as over-scheduling during the day? Although I wonder if the overscheduling argument would hold true if we cut out Instagram and TikTok.

Circadian phase delay was not an issue when I was a teen and growing up in a highly academic town.

Seems to me we are harming the future of our children by once again lowering the bar for them, rather than instilling in them sufficient discipline and responsibility.


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 22, 2022 at 7:21 am

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"once again lowering the bar for them, rather than instilling in them sufficient discipline and responsibility."

Bingo. One only need deal with the latest crop of recent college graduates to notice the difference between them and graduates even ten years ago. Going further back the difference is even more stark. There seems to be an expectation that employers be happy that they showed up and if they actually work, the employers should be thrilled. I think it comes from getting trophies for participation. That seems to carry over into the work world with these folks. The bar has been getting lowered on the expectation that kids be responsible for their actions for a very long time.


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