Becky - posted on 04/27/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I'm a recent guardian to my niece, age 16. She's not a problem, we adore her. She on occasions like today, sleeps to 11 am, got up, and ate, did some homework and at 2 pm, she's back in bed, sound asleep. I know it's Saturday, most likely she was up till way after midnight texting. So do I make her get up, and just get her involved or do I lay down the law about texting past a certain hour? I'm not her real mom, I've raised three great kids but not in this age of social networking so I'm a bit in over my head. I know she can be depressed, it was a huge move for her but I just don't feel that crawling into bed for hours during the day is a way to curb the depression.