jenniferlee Posted January 6, 2011 Share Posted January 6, 2011 I have heard that this happens A:) But now it is happening to me! She's my oldest and will be 13 in Feb. She's been trending toward sleeping in more and more for a couple of years now, but it's getting so much harder lately. She's awake later at night (in bed, I don't let her stay up), but usually reading or knitting or something. But even if she turns out the light by 9:00 she says she lays in bed awake for a long time. And then she's super groggy when I get her up in the morning for breakfast. That used to be 7:30, now it's more like 8:00 or later (if I let her, she'll stay in bed until 9:00). So what is normal and how do other homeschoolers handle this. I'm well aware that if she "went" to school, she'd have to be up, no options. I remember having to get up at 6:00! (or earlier) to "do" my hair, make up, etc and catch the bus for an hour long ride to school. I hated that, but I survived. :) But I like the freedom that staying home gives us and I don't want to create conflict where there doesn't need to be. But it messes up our school day if she's not up. Should I rearrange our schedule and just let her get up when she wants? Will this ruin her for life, bad habits, slothfulness, etc. Should I make her get up to instill a strong protestant work ethic:D I should mention that I am a morning person and hate it when people just lay in bed all morning, it is so foreign to me. So I am trying not to make this a personality issue. But I am wondering if it is a legitimate life choice, or does she just need to buck up :) Thanks for all your wisdom Jen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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