Why Do Children Like to Stay Up Late?

Those naughty little things!

A good parent makes his children go to bed early enough so they get enough sleep for the next day. But what do the children do? The children of today’s generation are so cunning, they love staying up late. They love to fool their parents into thinking they are off to sleep and yet they have all the fun they need in their bedrooms, late at night.

The children often stay awake at night because they don’t have permission to play video games during school time. They cleverly hide their video games under their beds or pillows and wait until their parents are asleep for playtime to begin. Most parents, unfortunately, believe their children and think of them as “little angels”. Quite often that is not the case with children of today. They are cunning, daring, and in denial. They don’t accept staying up late at night in front of their parents. They never get caught by anyone and above all, they are daring enough to wake up for school on time. Such little rascals!

Don’t let them fool you!

Some parents are wise enough to check on their children an hour or two after they have gone to bed. But how long can they keep up this routine? Parents are tired after a day’s work and often doze off on the sofa while watching television. And that’s to the children’s advantage. They sneak out of their rooms, get their video games, and rush back to their rooms. Before you know it, they get cuddled inside their warm blankets so that the parents don’t know about their little activity.

Having chocolate at night?

A lot of parents don’t want their children to eat a lot of junk food near their bedtime. This is because food particles get stuck to their teeth and many children don’t bother their teeth well enough. But children aren’t so innocent when it comes to obeying their parents in terms of chocolates. They may stay up at night, sneak into the kitchen, open the fridge, and get chocolate. Before you know it, they will be back in their beds, enjoying the safely earned chocolate. You would be amazed at how their skills are advancing with time and practice. Chocolates are a big reason to stay up late at night for children.

Merely fun?

There are children who would just stay up late at night merely for fun. They don’t care about the fact that they have to get up early in the morning. They just want to experience that thrill and excitement of staying awake late and telling their friends about it. Such odd urges of the children, no?

Some children who are granted mobile phones and internet access at a very young age. They may stay up late because they get addicted to them. They don’t understand that mobile devices aren’t good for their eyes or their brains for long periods of time. They love watching all sorts of useless cartoons and movies as they stay up late and tell their friends about it at school the next day. Parents, a fair warning to you, don’t get fooled by the new generation. Give them the necessary freedom they need, but also be mindful that they may try to stay up at night and get into all types of wrongdoing.