School Start Times

photo, man sleeping on stack of books

The ancients knew that children of a certain age pass through a change that is profound. In their metamorphic transition from childhood to adulthood, they become different beings.

For a long, long time now we have known that the change increases their need for sleep and shifts their biological clocks. The consequence is that they tend to fall asleep late and then wake up much later. Despite the presumptions of some early-rising adults, it isn’t laziness.