We have had a set bedtime of 8:00 but it seems like by the time the girls get home from school (around 3) and get homework done, supper, baths they don't have much time for down time. I was thinking of moving bed time back an hour to 9:00. What time do your school aged kids go to bed? And what time is a good time during the summer? I don't really enforce a bedtime in the summer months but I don't let them say up all hours either.
Answer by MELRN at 7:48 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
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Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:41 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Yes I agree with 9:00 pm.....gives them plenty of time to relax in the evenings and plenty of time for sleep. Summertime, a bit later...so they dont get out of the routine when school time comes around.
Answer by Kathy7_20 at 7:44 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
My kids when they went to public school were in bed 7:30-8:00 pm because they needed to be up by 6:00 am for the school bus etc. There are sleep studies that show that kids ages 6 to 9 need about 10 hours of sleep a night. Seeing my kids needed to be up at 6:00 am we put them to bed at by 8:00 pm giving them the 10 hours they should have. Some nights they fell asleep as soon as they their hit the pillows, other nights it may have taken them up to 20 min; but that was okay they were in bed and getting rest. Now that we homeschool they go to bed at 9:00 pm and wake up 6:00 to 7:30 am. My daughter tends to sleep longer then my son.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 9:13 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
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Answer by missanc at 9:50 PM on Apr. 27, 2010