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What time do you think is the latest bedtime for an 11 year old?

On weekends, how late do let him stay up?

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Asked by dreamyprincess at 3:55 AM on Jun. 5, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • children still needs 10-12 hours of sleep so his bedtime depends on what time he has to be awake.

    Answer by LavenderRose10 at 4:11 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • My bedtime was 9pm when I was around that age, so I tend to say 9pm...

    Answer by MissMommyK at 4:31 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • 8:30 or 9

    Answer by skitNbearsmom at 4:52 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • on weekends for 11 years prob about 9, maybe 9.30 depending on what was happening the next day.

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 6:12 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • My DD went to bed at the same time 7 days a week. That was 9pm. I liked to go to bed early myself.
    If you stay up late and do not mind him staying up late you can let him stay up.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:13 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • i say if he can sleep in the next day then as long as he's passed out by 11 or midnight is fine. my 4 yr old knows that 8:30 during the week and 10 on weekend. for an 11 yr old... i'd say midnight.

    Answer by myangelnevaeh at 7:35 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • At 11YO, I didn't have a bed time, but I usually ended up going to bed around 11PM or so. But if there was a test I would stay up until 1AM. And still be responsible for getting myself up and brother dressed and ready for school the next day. So my point is depends on the maturity of the kid. However, my kids who are under 7 stay up till about 8:30 or so in the summer and 7:30 in the winter time! BTW, the thing about 10-12 hours sleep is for preschoolers. After about 8YO or so kids can function on 8 hours sleep, but again depends on the kid.

    Answer by KenyaM at 9:26 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • No the thing about 10-12 hrs of sleep is NOT for just for preschoolers. From 8-13 they need a good 8 to 10 hrs of sleep. BUT some need a good 12 hours of sleep. MY 12 yr old goes to bed around 9:30 every night and is up on during the school year by 6:30 - that's 9 hours. During the summer he's away by 7. That's 8½ hrs of sleep. If he gets less than that, he is grumpy. Even after they turn 13, they need a GOOD SOLID 8 hours of sleep. My 15 yr old daughter goes to bed on her own between 9 and 10 every night and will sleep as long as we let her.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:43 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • 9PM (on school nights) for our just-turned 12 yo
    11PM Friday and Saturday nights (and summer and holiday nights)

    Answer by plclemo at 11:48 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

  • On a non-school night, 10 pm. When there is school, 8 pm.

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:10 PM on Jun. 5, 2010

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