Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)
This is why you have every right to be tired.
”Researchers now see sleep problems as a cause, and not a side effect, of teenage depression.” - from the artcle!
They seriously need to flip school schedules so elementary school starts at 7 and high school starts later. But they won’t, because then h.s. kids won’t be able to have after school jobs and blah blah blah. We just do shit that is terrible for us and complain about it. That is life.
High school starts late because school buses make 3 trips each morning. But the parents of elementary kids whine that there little ones can’t wait curbside in the dark. What gets me is in our neighborhood parents stand and wait with the kids, so why can’t they do that in the dark? And by November everyone is going to school in the dark anyway.