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terry110 Fri 21-Feb-14 15:34:54

My DD (15) has spent most of her half term staying up all night and sleeping all day. She has occasionally got up, moaned about being tired, eaten something, moaned about that & then gone back to sleep. She was at a sleep over at the weekend and has been to her grandmas's for lunch but apart from that, nothing. I asked if she felt ill as she was anaemic last year but she says she's fine but is staying up all night. I feel she's wasted her time off and has done nothing constructive. Am I being paranoid?

Innogen Fri 21-Feb-14 15:40:01

So normal. Don't be worried.

I don't think rest is a waste either. She'll be on good feet to start the new half term with all that sleep.

terry110 Fri 21-Feb-14 15:45:20

I hope you're right, I know I used to like a lie in but then there was no internet or FaceBook. I'm sure she's not the only one but when you want her to something like look for a prom dress she's asleep!

Tortoise Fri 21-Feb-14 15:48:03

My son's been hidden in his room nearly all week. Not sleeping, because he's not up all night, but talking on Xbox. He's not eaten anything so far today. That's my main worry, he's already skinny!
He managed a trip to cinema with us yesterday!

teenagetantrums Fri 21-Feb-14 15:50:49

My DS has just surfaced from his bed to get some food, he will no doubt go straight back to bed soon. Is she staying up all night on the internet or playing games? The only time my son has been out all week is when i have sent him to the shops for me.

Travelledtheworld Fri 21-Feb-14 18:49:18

DS 14 has also become nocturnal over the half term break. He is still in his pyjamas at 6.45 pm and did not get up until midday.

He has only been out of the house this week once, and that was actually for a really nice 2 hour walk with me, over the hills where we live, We waded through streams and mud and chatted about all sorts of things.

Tomorrow I will wake him early , try to get him out in the sunshine and get him in bed by 11 pm in an attempt to re-set his body clock ready for school again on Monday.

Gymbob Sun 23-Feb-14 19:34:04

DD2, sleeps til noon, comes down with a face on, eats breakfast while on facebook, manages to make it to the front room to the sofa for more fb and tv, then split shifts between tv, computer, phone. No wonder she's exhausted

terry110 Sun 23-Feb-14 19:41:14

DD went out yesterday morning and we managed to get dress for prom but when she got back she went to bed til mid evening then up all night apart from couple of hours, today tried all day to keep going, at about 5 went off on one and then to bed! Hopefully she'll be up ok for school as I think she'll sleep til morning now!
I am concerned about study leave for exams but she says she'll be ok, I suppose all I can do is wait & see!!

Gymbob Sun 23-Feb-14 22:27:01

I can't remember being quite so exhausted in my teens confused

Beamur Sun 23-Feb-14 22:31:32

My teens (one is now beyond the teen zone) never arise before midday unless they have a social engagement to shower in readiness for. Amble about most of the day, stay up late and sleep again. Breakfast is never consumed, only lunch and dinner and biscuits/Doritos/Pringles.
Whilst it is a very very long time ago, I do remember (vaguely) being a teen/young adult and loving staying in bed until past midday as a regular occurrence at the weekend.

RussianBlu Sun 23-Feb-14 23:39:26

I hear you!

BackforGood Tue 25-Feb-14 23:40:43

Fairly normal in this house too.

Nocomet Tue 25-Feb-14 23:48:37

My two spent the first few days of the holidays in onsies and Pjs. Not totally asleep, but not very active.

However, DD1(16) was off doing a music course later in the week so a more normal timetable ensued.

Andy1964 Wed 26-Feb-14 16:33:16

I rarely see DS (14) unless he is in the kitchen looking for something to eat.
Half term would see him almost nocturnal and now they are back at school he falls asleep when he gets home.
He will just about slip back into the school routine then will be off for easter and it all starts again.

Seems fairly normal to me

terry110 Thu 27-Feb-14 08:54:46

Thanks for that! I feel so much better and not that my DD is somewhat different to all others. I work full time and don't really see or talk to other mums of teenagers.
As you say Easter isn't far away and it will all start again. My DD actually had some good nights sleep this week which was measured by her temper in the morning whilst getting ready for school!

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