Last night I was berating my 2018 for his 10th unexecused tardy from his second hour class. He hasn't to be at school before 9 a.m. for two years. I told him if he was tired, he needed to get more sleep and he literally stopped cold and looked at me.
"Mom, I don't remember the last time I wasn't tired," he said seriously.
Kid is taking all AP/college credit classes in HS with a 3.7 GPA, baseball, and works a a 6:30 a.m. shift at the Y on the weekends. I feel like he's squeezing in pretty much everything that fits — allowing about half an hour for watching the Yankees with his dad, and maybe an hour for dinner with me and his grandfather twice a week.
I feel like proper meals and good sleep habits are the two things he's most lacking in his athletic life. How much does your athlete sleep, is it enough, and if so, how do you make that happen???
And if ti's bad now in high school, how bad will it be in college and how do you overcome that? Or can you???