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What is a good bedtime for an 8 year old?

I usually put him to bed at 9, but tonight i put him to bed just now at 8 because he snuck tv in his room last night till 10 ...i warned him...i hate the attitute i get


Asked by guitarmom101 at 8:07 PM on Nov. 16, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I would remove the TV from the bedroom if I were you. I don't know any professional or experienced parent who thinks televisions in childrens bedrooms are a good idea.
    My 8 year old usually goes to bed around 7:30 on school nights. She is allowed to read a book until she falls asleep which is usually 30 to 45 minutes later. That way, I know she's getting a block of reading every day, and it's early enough to where getting her up in the mornings is fairly painless.

    Answer by vicesix at 7:54 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • i put mine to bed at 7:30 on school night otherwise it takes an hour to wake her in the am

    Answer by cassie_m at 8:15 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • We are also 7:15 to 7:30' need a LOT of sleep. A LOT.

    My opinion, take the TV out of his room and tell him to shove the 'tude.

    Be his mother, not his friend.

    Answer by Wimsey at 8:59 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • I say 8P and it depends when does he get up. My son is 6 and they go to bed between 730-8P. They get up early due to my school schedule so often its 730 but 8P worked well when they got to sleep later.

    Answer by hill2 at 11:21 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • My kids were going to bed at 9 i have been making it earlier lately to help them get up better so around 830 now.

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 4:27 AM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • I put mine to bed at 7:30pm. My 11 yr old by 8:30pm

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:00 AM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • Mine (8 & 6) go to bed between 8 & 8:30 on school nights and then no later than 9 on non-school nights.

    Answer by KMIassogna at 1:22 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • my 9 year old goes too bed at 8-8:30

    Answer by momoftwo196 at 8:51 PM on Nov. 17, 2009