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    Default when is to old for a bedtime ?

    My two older kids are 14 and 15 (soon to be 16) and currently have a bed time between 9-10pm (school nights) most times closer to 9pm. When are they to old for it. I still like me time when everyone goes to bed . What ages are your kids and what are there bedtimes?

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    Haha I like bedtimes too! Gives me about an hour alone with DP before I go to work (my son goes to bed around 9ish-and my daughter at 8:30ish on weeknights)
    Maybe set the limit at 10 for your 16 yr old (in their room), with lights out by 10:30-11..ish but keep everything the same for your 14 yr old?

    I think 17 or 18 might be a bit old for a bedtime...lol!
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    I didn't have an exact bed time from 16 but I had to go to my room by 9.00 on weekends I was allowed to stay up until what ever time I liked

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    I don't have a bed time for the 15 year old anymore, and haven't for a while. I put it onto her, she knows how much she needs, she knows what time she needs to be up. On the weekend I wake her up early by being noisy if I think she stayed up too late.

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    I had a bed time til the end of yr 12 at 17

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    I stopped having a bed time at about 13/14. Neither of my teenage brothers (14 and 16) have bed times anymore.

    If you want some adult time you could suggest that they have a "room time" instead of 9:30 ish, what they choose to do after then is up to then.

    That said, my brothers and I all have/had laptops, so whilst we may go to our rooms at 10ish, some days we could be up past midnight, where as others we were asleep by 8pm.

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    My step son gets a bedtime of 9pm in his room and 10pm lights out. If he comes out after the 9pm its bedtime!! Its the only time we get as a couple with the kids so we value it very much.

    Also I figure while they are at school some limits need to be applied. Unless you have a very mature child I think bedtimes are reasonable.

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    My 17 yr old has a bedtime (10;30 pm unless working on a assignment that due the next day) she is in yr 12.
    After she finishes school she will no longer have one but let face it she will be off to uni in another state next year and will be 18 an adult (omg that scares me).

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    i didnt have a bedtime from 7 or 8, my younger sister had a bedtime til yr 7 (aged 12)

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    all great advice they both have always had the same bedtime, but having said that my daughter (15) is always ready in the mornings by the time I wake up. Whereas my son (14) he is still sleeping and it takes me forever to get him up doesnt matter what time he goes to bed of a night he is very hard to get up of the morning . I like the idea in bedroom at certain time and lights off at a certain time .


 

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