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    Default Bed times for older children???

    Do you have set bedtimes for your older children? Or do you just let them fall asleep or take themselves to bed when they are tired?

    Is it different during the school week and on weekends?

    What would be an appropriate bedtime for an almost 12 year old?

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    8.30 or earlier at that age. Mine is nearly 9 and is in bed at 7, lights out at 7.30 but she normally goes to sleep just after 7.

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    Weekends we sometimes have a movie night so 8.30 or 9 but not always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    8.30 or earlier at that age. Mine is nearly 9 and is in bed at 7, lights out at 7.30 but she normally goes to sleep just after 7.
    Even on weekend?

    We've been getting ready at 8pm, brushing teeth then reading some of her chapter book and then she can read if she wants until 8.30pm.

    I think sleep is so important! Even on weekends!

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    When I was 12 I had to be in my bedroom by 7.30pm, unless Coronation Street was on, then I could stay up and watch it with Mum. I didn't have to sleep though, so could read, do homework, listen to the radio, talk to friends on the phone.

    Weekends we were allowed up until 10pm, but had to be out of the living area, kitchen etc... by 8pm, we had a huge playroom we spent the evening in usually.

    I moved in with Dad at 14 and I had my own TV in my room and we had to be in our bedrooms by 8.30pm, but again, not necessarily asleep.

    I want to do something similar when my kids are older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberrycreams View Post
    Even on weekend?

    We've been getting ready at 8pm, brushing teeth then reading some of her chapter book and then she can read if she wants until 8.30pm.

    I think sleep is so important! Even on weekends!
    Sometimes the movie only goes on at 7pm so might finish at 9, but we don't do that every weekend. Then a few times a year on school holidays we might go out until late. New Years Eve is a late one for her. But not often, only when we can have a rest day the next day and go to bed early that night.

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    BlissedOut - I'm happy for her to not be asleep 8 on the dot but also want her to get enough sleep.

    Share a book - sounds good to me!

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    In our house it's

    up until 2 no bed time

    2 to 8 is 7;00

    8 to 11 is 7;30

    12 to 14 is 8

    14 to 16 is 8;3o

    16 and upis 10;30 unless the a huge essay

    weekends bedtime stay the same unless we are doing something special.

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    Dd1 (5) and dd2 (2) both have a bed time of 7.30-8.00 (usually 7.30). Although DD1 is rarely asleep before 9.30 or 10.

    Then we have DH's 15 year old sister. She gets sent to bed between 9.30 and 10, sometimes 10.30. Weekends she can go to bed whenever she wants.

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    DS goes to bed at 7 (6 years old), DD1 at 6:45 (4.5) & DD2 at 6:30 (2.5).


 

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