Classy 97 Family Feud: How Late Should We Let Them Sleep

From June 17, 2020

Dear Liza,
How late should my teenage daughter sleep in the summer? She’s only 15 and she doesn’t have a summer job. I thought she would get up around 10:00 a.m. and help me with chores and yard work. Then she could have free time in the afternoon until dinner with the family. But she’s sleeping until 1:00 p.m. and sometimes later! I don’t want to be one of those controlling parents that makes a set schedule for her every minute of summer vacation, but I think this is ridiculous. My parents would never let me sleep until afternoon. I’m not sure I ever wanted to sleep that late! What’s a reasonable time teenagers should be getting up in the summer?