Does your teen come alive late at night just as you’re winding down?  Join the club. The science is there.

The teen body clock is a tricky little thing, and schools nationwide are starting to pay attention. Kari Oakes is a research director for a national non-profit trying to convince schools to push back those early morning start times so teens can actually learn and function.

That, and act like polite human beings when they get home, maybe. WCCO’s Laura Oakes learns more from her super-smart sister-in-law.

Here is the podcast: