Is it OK for my baby to study like four to five hours at night


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Nikki - posted on 04/03/2016




Teenage Daughter speaking: that can be normal especially consider the rigor of the classes he is taking, also sophomore and junior year of high school tend to be the hardest so if his grades reflect the amount of time he is studying then in fact encourage it. Trust me you'd prefer this than him using that time to watch tv or hang with friend or do drugs or party like I used too haha just saying

But another thought what if he isn't using that time to "study" and just claims he's studying while doing some other extra curricular. Least likely but it is possible too

MaryAnn - posted on 04/01/2016




I dont think it is unusual for that to happen occasionally. If he is studying four of five hours at NIGHT every night, he may be having some issues with time management, an important skill to be learning around that age.
Maybe suggest he studies with friends at lumch hour, or if he has a long bus ride, at that time. Does he devote any weekend time to study?
Is he spending large amounts of time on his phone, or playing videogames? Does he study with his phone on work area?
Is it possible hes taking on too much time with a job, or an infatuation, or with extra curriculars?

Sarah - posted on 04/01/2016




I don't know, some of my kids are in HS, participate in athletics and social/academic clubs. They rarely have 4 hours of homework. 2 or 3 occasionally, 1 or 2 hours more often, but 4 hours? That's a lot of homework, is your child having a hard time managing his time? Does he have trouble understanding the material? Does he procrastinate?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/01/2016




Around here, 4-5 hours of homework at teh HS level is normal.

Michelle - posted on 04/01/2016




Have you spoken to the school?
Since they are the ones setting the homework you would get the best answer from them.

Nassir - posted on 04/01/2016




he seems to perform very well but the issue is, when he wake up he is so tired that's what i think.

Jodi - posted on 04/01/2016




Well, a bit more information than "my baby" would be helpful.

I guess it depends on why he is having to study that much. Is he doing his work in class? You really haven't given us much to go on.

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