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#21
Oct 3, 2012
 
9 p.m. for a 14yo? That's a freshman. Most kids that age need to stay up until 10 just to get their homework done. I was up until 11 or midnight some nights, because I had so many after-school activities that ate into evening hours.
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#22
Oct 3, 2012
 
edogxxx wrote:
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If you were MY 14 yr old and and said no way you were going to bed at 9 (which is reasonable for a school night,) I'd say okay, no more xbox and computer privilages for a month, and now you're going to bed at 8.
If you've raised rebellious teens who push back, you've failed.
How much sleep do you think a teenager needs? I would go to bed at 9pm back then, WHEN I needed to be up at 4am to make it to 5am swim team practice.

But you know, I was getting up at 4am all by myself while the rest of the household slept, getting myself out of the house, and taking the CTA across Chicago to get to practice. I could have been going anywhere.
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#23
Oct 3, 2012
 

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1. Anyone else hear banjo music?

2. Welcome to years of unjustice.

3. Holy cow, I can't believe no one ever thought of that before. You should put that energy and creativity into solving world hunger.

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#24
Oct 3, 2012
 
pde wrote:
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How much sleep do you think a teenager needs? I would go to bed at 9pm back then, WHEN I needed to be up at 4am to make it to 5am swim team practice.
But you know, I was getting up at 4am all by myself while the rest of the household slept, getting myself out of the house, and taking the CTA across Chicago to get to practice. I could have been going anywhere.
I could have slept 15 hours a day as a teenager. And now. Thank goodness for caffeine. I wish I'd have realized its benefits in high school. I probably would have, yanno...done something constructive with that time.
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Oct 3, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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I could have slept 15 hours a day as a teenager. And now. Thank goodness for caffeine. I wish I'd have realized its benefits in high school. I probably would have, yanno...done something constructive with that time.
From puberty through today, I sleep between 7-8 hours a night. No more. If I fall asleep at 9, I am up, awake, and completely unable to fall back asleep by 4am.
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#26
Oct 3, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
9 p.m. for a 14yo? That's a freshman. Most kids that age need to stay up until 10 just to get their homework done. I was up until 11 or midnight some nights, because I had so many after-school activities that ate into evening hours.
Even the summer camps I attended as a 6th, 7th, and 8th grader had lights-out at 10:30pm.

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Oct 3, 2012
 

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edogxxx wrote:
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If you were MY 14 yr old and and said no way you were going to bed at 9 (which is reasonable for a school night,) I'd say okay, no more xbox and computer privilages for a month, and now you're going to bed at 8.
If you've raised rebellious teens who push back, you've failed.
Anyone who treats someone else unreasonably is just asking for an unreasonable response. A mandatory 9pm bedtime for a HS student is NOT reasonable.

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#28
Oct 3, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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I could have slept 15 hours a day as a teenager. And now. Thank goodness for caffeine. I wish I'd have realized its benefits in high school. I probably would have, yanno...done something constructive with that time.
From what I've read, you *were* doing something constructive. Your brain and body were growing and needed that time to do just that.
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#29
Oct 3, 2012
 
cycle003 wrote:
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Anyone who treats someone else unreasonably is just asking for an unreasonable response. A mandatory 9pm bedtime for a HS student is NOT reasonable.
My 6-year-old's mandatory bedtime is 9pm. Because when it was 8pm, he was bouncing off the walls at 5:30am.

Now he needs to be up to make the elementary bus at 6:30am, so 9pm is pretty much perfect. Except on weekends. But we taught him how to turn on dvds so that he can watch movies at 6:30am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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#30
Oct 3, 2012
 
squishymama wrote:
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From what I've read, you *were* doing something constructive. Your brain and body were growing and needed that time to do just that.
I had a job, babysat, hung out with friends, and went to youth group. But I think my grades would have been significantly better (mostly C student in honors classes) with a cuppa tea or two every morning. And I might have been willing to join some extracurriculars if it didn't cut in to my nap time.

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#31
Oct 3, 2012
 
cycle003 wrote:
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Anyone who treats someone else unreasonably is just asking for an unreasonable response. A mandatory 9pm bedtime for a HS student is NOT reasonable.
In edog's mind, he is supreme ruler. Not only must you obey his every command, you must not question his decisions in any way. If questioning his mandated bed time warrants such extreme punishment, I wonder what he's got up his sleeve for when she starts sneaking out.

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#32
Oct 3, 2012
 
pde wrote:
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How much sleep do you think a teenager needs?
Left to their own devices, they'd sleep about 12 to 15 hrs a day.

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cycle003 wrote:
A mandatory 9pm bedtime for a HS student is NOT reasonable.
I will disagree
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#34
Oct 3, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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I had a job, babysat, hung out with friends, and went to youth group. But I think my grades would have been significantly better (mostly C student in honors classes) with a cuppa tea or two every morning. And I might have been willing to join some extracurriculars if it didn't cut in to my nap time.
Huh. I've always had a cuppa of tea in the morning (started maybe 3rd grade?). Thanks, Irish mom ... brown sugar oatmeal and a cuppa of tea on cold winter mornings.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>In edog's mind, he is supreme ruler. Not only must you obey his every command, you must not question his decisions in any way.
As a parent or a guardian of someone living in my house, this is true.
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#36
Oct 3, 2012
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Left to their own devices, they'd sleep about 12 to 15 hrs a day.
That completely depends on the person and how their body functions. That doesn't describe me or any of my friends as teenagers.

Maybe that's why we are all were we are nowadays.

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Who here thinks edog was in bed at 9 p.m. while a high schooler?

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edogxxx wrote:
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If you were MY 14 yr old and and said no way you were going to bed at 9 (which is reasonable for a school night,) I'd say okay, no more xbox and computer privilages for a month, and now you're going to bed at 8.
Wait a second, aren't you the guy who let some teenage girl walk all over you when she lived with you?

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#39
Oct 3, 2012
 
LW1 - wow, um, ok.... wish we knew a little more about baby daddy 1 & your situation with him, especially are you 2 married or not...

LW2 - not sure how to approach this one, but definately agreed that there is some sort of favoritism or something like that going on.

LW3 - rehash, and didn't we come up with this one already?

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#40
Oct 3, 2012
 
Sublime1 wrote:
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Wait a second, aren't you the guy who let some teenage girl walk all over you when she lived with you?
One and the same.

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