jedamum wrote:My teenager clocks average 7hours if include weekends sleep in. Otherwise is 6-6.5hours on weeknights. No fb. Our relationship will sour if I nag him to turn in early as I am deemed not understanding. If he did, some occasions he will set early wake up alarm and get out of bed early to finish his work while I still snoozing. He has no complaints and look forward to school...but thinks he can survive on little sleep.
I would think 7 hrs is OK even if not ideal. The main thing is whether he is often tired, lethargic, grumpy etc, and whether he gets sick often. If not, I suppose it's fine. I recall managing on 6-7 hrs a night in my sec school days too, and since I had ECA on Sat and church on Sun, I didn't really get to sleep much more during the weekends. My kids are getting 7 hrs a night plus an extra 1-2 hrs in the weekends, and they seem to be OK. No complaints about falling asleep in class etc, and their overall health is good.