U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-09-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: NoVa
18,434 posts, read 28,526,733 times
Reputation: 19578

Advertisements

Melatonin is good, my son used to have to take it. but here is another thing. My daughter is so not a morning person...at all.

I talked to her dr about this. She had mentioned me trying to get her to go to sleep a little earlier, right now it is anywhere between 8 and 930.

So... she goes in to see her dr, and when they come out, lo and behold, guess who has been staying up with Harry Potter and a flash light?

Yep, one in the same... my daughter.

Ask your son if he is doing anything like that, reading, video games, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-16-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
1,082 posts, read 4,213,615 times
Reputation: 530
a sleep routine prior to his bedtime, which seems like it should be much earlier. If someone 'can't' sleep it may be overfatigue. Start the routine at 8 or 9 and make it clear that he must be laying down in bed by a certain time, whether or not he sleeps. Maybe soft music would help, or reading. Warm milk or mint tea is much better than drugs.

Exercise after school might also help, not too late though. Also, if homework is stressful,cut it off early.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top