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What time?

I'm curious as to what time your kids go to bed during the week? Please mention their ages!

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About 1800.
6 months
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KimPossible's picture
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8:00pm for the 4,6 and almost 9 year old
9:00pm for the 10 year old but sometime I put him to be earlier if I think he needs it

My 12 year old, it depends on when all of her homework is done..but we aim for 9pm. Sometimes is more like 10. We also let her stay up and watch nova on Wednesdays which means bed at 10pm. I really think that's too late though, I wouldn't let her do that all the time...I think in general she could benefit from more sleep. Once cheering is over she will be able to get her homework done earlier and get to bed earlier.

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My daughter is 5, turning 6 in July and she goes to bed for 7pm. On the odd occasion when she's really tired then she will go up at 6.30pm.

I've always felt mean about this, although on special occasions she will be up later. I know that if she goes to bed later than 7pm, she will be a tired and grumpy little girl the following day. She will sleep in until 9am sometimes too, so that makes me think 7pm isn't too early for her?

Do you think I should extend her bedtime or carry on doing what works for her?

xx

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I think it is always best to do what works for your child. My children do not have set bedtime, but they are also homeschooled and can sleep in if needed. They go to bed when they start to get whinny. Sometimes that might mean 7:30 (4yo), or that might mean 9:30 (8yo). If my girls needed to be up at 5:30 to get ready for school then I would make sure they went to bed earlier.

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Between 730 and 8. If it is just me at home it is usually 730, but on karate nights and when DH is home it is closer to 800.

Mine are 19 months, 4 and 6. The baby and the 4 yr old still nap, though Conner is starting to grow out of it and only naps every couple of days now. They get up around 7 for school.

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"Minx_Kristi" wrote:

My daughter is 5, turning 6 in July and she goes to bed for 7pm. On the odd occasion when she's really tired then she will go up at 6.30pm.

I've always felt mean about this, although on special occasions she will be up later. I know that if she goes to bed later than 7pm, she will be a tired and grumpy little girl the following day. She will sleep in until 9am sometimes too, so that makes me think 7pm isn't too early for her?

Do you think I should extend her bedtime or carry on doing what works for her?

xx

Nope, keep doing what you are doing. When my oldest was that age, bedtime used to be around then.

I could easily see my 4 year old going to bed at that time, its just near impossible in my house to accomplish that these days. The 6 year old I have now, that wouldn't work for her probably. But i could see lots of 6 year olds going to bed at 7. I wouldn't change a thing until things look like they need changing!

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9 year old has lights out at 9pm. We wake him at 7am and he's always grumpy so he could do with going to bed earlier.

3 and 5 year old are lights out usually by 8pm.

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8:30 for my 6 year-old, 9:30 for my 10 year-old. We experimented. Putting my 6 year-old to bed earlier just made her wake up earlier AND give us more of a fuss at bedtime, so we settled on 8:30 and it's working.

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My 8 and 9 year old go to bed at 9:00, the 13 year old is supposed to go to bed at 9:00 too but seems like there is always some excuse so he doesn't usually actually go to bed until between 9:30-10. The high schoolers pretty much go to bed when they want, they know they have to get up in the morning.

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All kids go to bed at 7pm and they are 8 years old to 11 months old.

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10 yr old and 12 year old - they go to bed around 9:30 on weeknights, 10:30 on weekends. They get up around 7:00-7:30 in the morning for school, but sleep in on Saturdays.

My 15 yr old is probably up way later than me Lol .

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I think part of it depends on when they need to wake up. Some of the public schools here start at 7:50am and some at 9:30am, but most, including Tiven's, start at 8:40am. One of my neighbors' kids go to a private school that starts at 7:30am, and it's halfway across town so they leave the house before 7am. I have my kids' alarm set for 7:15am and I want them out of bed by 7:30am. That gives them 50 minutes to get breakfast, get dressed, and get out the door for school. Weston (age 4) is in preschool and can arrive pretty much any time but I take him at the same time as Tiven (age 9) on my way to work.

On school nights, bedtime is 8pm for quiet time & reading, and lights out at 8:30pm. Non-school nights, if their behavior & attitudes are good, they can stay up until 9pm and then it's lights out immediately. Right now, with the Olympics on, they are watching the Olympic coverage that starts at 8pm and I'm letting them stay up until 9:30 with immediate lights out. Weston hasn't napped in ages but now that he's staying up later for the Olympics, he's realizing that he needs more rest, and is napping about an hour every other day.

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Thanks for the reply ladies Smile

I feel better after reading all the different bed times, less guilty. I have tried to keep her up later than 7pm but she gets grumpy and the later she goes to sleep, the earlier she wakes!

She's up at 7am and leaves the house at 08:15 with her Dad for a 20 minute walk to school.

xx

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In bed around 7 and falls asleep between 8 and 8:30. I need to asked about his nap being shortened at day care because bedtime. Is getting hard some nikghts. Wednesdays will get difficult again now soccer is startikng as training finishes at 6 so we are straight up nearly half an hour behind. He wakes between 6 and 7 usually, weekends I let him sleep longer if he wants. We leave the house around 8am on weekdays

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My kids are all up at 6am. The 3 and 6 go to bed at 7:30. The 11 year old goes to bed between 8:00 and 8:30 and the 14 year old between 8:30 and 9:00. My kids dont fight me on bed time either, often times they will go to bed on their own before bed time. My kids seem to need a lot of sleep