More than 180,000 people in the UK have backed a call to start the school day later so teens can have more time to sleep. Teens are reportedly so tired that it is affecting their school work and their ability to reach their full potential. Is this proposal an indulgence, or is there a genuine case for letting our children relax a bit and let them lie to each other?
Mental health problems they are a constant cause of serious concern, especially in our youth, and finding effective ways to support them is a priority in many of our minds. Parents often do their best to maintain an environment in which their children can get enough sleep. They can encourage a regular routine, try to introduce sensible house rules, such as no technology in the bedrooms, all devices turning off at the same time every day, insist that everyone sit together to eat at specific times, But these rules are often impossible to enforce once children reach adolescence.
Some rules make a lot of sense, can be a valuable way to promote a better night’s sleep and help manage stress. For example, eating together is a good way to monitor how your teenager is doing, noting if their eating habits have changed, how their mood is, giving you time to talk about what is happening in their lives. Eating together helps maintain a family connection, reinforces a sense of belonging, and keeps communication channels open. As a parent, you can also make sure they are eating healthy and nutritious food, at least some of the time.
Parents must take some responsibility for the behavior of their children. Talking and providing a space that encourages free and open communication is often the most positive way to show that you are there for them, even if they choose not to talk, reveal or reveal much about their lives. However, when you realize that roughly 2 million children in the UK are being raised by a single parent, usually the mother, you get the feeling that there are many factors that impact the lives of teenagers, a myriad of issues to consider, many balls that need to juggle in their homes.
Adolescents are often more vulnerable of what they like to appear. They worry about fitting in, FOMO, being good enough, the decisions they may have to make, the things that are happening in their homes, if they are “normal.” Your best chosen defense is usually sullen, silent, aggressive, angry, because that’s often a successful way to deflect and close the discussion on sensitive topics.
Finding effective ways for teens to manage stress It is important by providing reassurance about your appearance, academic results, test pressures, family problems. Having someone to trust, trust, and talk to freely, perhaps a grandparent, a family friend, a teacher, can bring great peace of mind and security.
Children often value and appreciate interest, the love and care presented to them. They depend on the support of parents, unconditional love. It is simply part of the job description for a teenager to be uncommunicative and rebellious. Often times, they may not understand why they are the way they are; other people do not “understand” them, it is not their fault, life is not fair! It is your hormones that are causing the chaos, making the changes necessary to carry you through to adulthood.
Starting school later in the day aims to provide learning in a more relaxed way, tuning a teenager’s biological clock more effectively, allowing them to be more productive. Late starts, though initially a cause for concern for parents as they may have to stagger transporting children to different schools, homework needs to be done later in the evening, schedules for work, multiple children, and Children’s activities should be adapted.
Also, some life lessons are bound to be difficult., while preparing a young adult to branch out, leave home, go to college, and begin adult life. There are times when we all have to learn to put on a smile, be stoic, and show up. We have to be aware of what is already booked in our journal and plan ahead; This can mean managing our time better, taking good care of ourselves, preparing and doing our homework ahead of time, going to bed a little earlier – all important lessons on the importance of taking personal responsibility and investing in the desired outcome of living successfully as adults. to the world.
It might be a short-term solution to start the school day later, but is it a positive step in the bigger picture? Could there be other more beneficial ways to support your teen when he needs more sleep?