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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15-07-2012 09:07 #1
Bed times for older children???
15-07-2012 09:11 #2
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.
15-07-2012 09:13 #3
Weekends we sometimes have a movie night so 8.30 or 9 but not always.
15-07-2012 09:14 #4
15-07-2012 09:15 #5
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.
15-07-2012 09:18 #6
15-07-2012 15:19 #7
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!
15-07-2012 15:43 #8
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.
15-07-2012 15:55 #9
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.
15-07-2012 16:14 #10Senior Member
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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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