My son is nearly 19 and is off to  Brunel University in a couple of weeks to study journalism. But if you, like me, have had arguments about getting  your teenager out of bed before midday ….. you are not alone !

It’s a familiar battle against biology and habit, after a summer of relaxation and late bedtimes.

Getting back into the routine of waking up early is tough for everyone, but particularly for teens, whose bodies are wired for late nights, and who face the social pressures of after-hours texting and social networking.

Read this interesting article USA Today about some ideas to combat their early morning fatigue !