My eldest is also 9 and she goes to bed at 8pm as does my DS who is 7. Sometimes he is tired earlier and goes to bed at 7:30pm.
Luckily I have no problems whatsoever with them going to bed when they are supposed to.
I if it was either of my two I would take Something off them that they like doing, for example take away PlayStation time for DS which is minimal on the weekend anyways. Or do a star/sticker chart and they get a reward after so many stickers give them a reward.
I told her that mum needs her alone time too.
Go to bed when you're supposed to all week and you get canteen money on Friday. Don't go when you're supposed to even if it's just one night and no money is given for Friday.
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