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Who enforces you turning off the TV at midnight? Do you just fall asleep while watching and your mother later turns it off, if so, you're getting-to-sleep routine can become dependent on an outside source (TV). It may be that your mother is reluctant to have conflict over spelling out clear rules with clear, enforced consequences. If this is the case, there is this unclear area of your life surrounding bedtime, and even though you get to stay up late, you're still not satisfied. Often when there are younger siblings it can affect how early or late you need to be in bed or where in the house you need to be by when. You two might sit down to get a clear view of the situation - get it spelled out (when, where and why). You may have different rules for school nights than weekend nights. And if you bring up the subject to so you better understand, rather than to just get more, you'll probably succeed. Good luck.
Susan McKenzie , LCSW