A new study, which the media is loving, in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, shows that allowing teenagers to start school just a half later has many benefits. If you read the WSJ piece you will see the kids have better moods, less daytime sleepiness and blah, blah, blah. Is this what science has come to? Yeah, we all know kids should sleep longer and get 8, 9, or 10 hours a night. The problem is that parents don't make them get to sleep at reasonable hour. What this study and its author suggests is that maybe we should cater to teens even more and let school start later. Heck, why stop at a half hour? Let's start school at 11:30 AM. Not only is this generation of kids noted for helicopter parents but now we have helicopter researchers who just want to coddle them some more. When they get older I hope that their jobs will understand that these new adults need to start later.