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what time do your kids go to bed for school nights?

how old are they? when do you start making them go to bed at their school night bed time? i think i need to prepare my kids because this summer they have pretty much been allowed to stay up till they are tired. when should i start that?


Asked by cassie_m at 10:26 PM on Aug. 13, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My kids are 5 and 8 and they go to bed at 8 and 8:30. We've been going to bed at normal time all summer, but we have started getting up earlier this last week.

    Answer by CaLizzyMom at 10:48 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • well i would start a routine 2 weeks before school starts. my son's school is early (7:30-1:55), so he has to go to sleep by 7:30 the latest, and get up at 6am

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:28 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • My kids are teenagers but I shoot for between 9 and 10 pm. Sometimes my daughter (15) goes to bed around 8 pm and sometimes my son (17 and taking advanced classes) is up till midnight doing homework.

    Answer by marchar2002 at 10:29 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • My DD is going to be starting school this year kindergarden. She stays up until 10, but I am getting ready to prepare her probaly starting Monday to go to bed at 8:30. I am going to let her watch tv in her room until 9 though then the tv goes off and she has to go to bed.

    Answer by mommy5409 at 10:32 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • They go to bed at about 10:30 to 11pm on average. Sometimes later. Just depends. We're night owls. My DD is home schooled through an independent study program so we don't have to wake up extra early to drive to school.


    Answer by SylviaNCali at 11:00 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • She gets up at 6am for school. She goes to bed at 7pm. I started the 7pm bedtime two days before school started. Instead of trying to get her into bed earlier I just started getting her up at 6 instead of her usual 8am a few days before school started. After two days she was putting herself to bed early :-) She's 5 and started kindergarten on the 3rd of this month.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 11:03 PM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • my daughter will be in grade 1 in a few weeks..and she is usually in bed between730-8 from sundays -thursdays..on fridays and saturdays she stays up til 9-930ish..during the summer shes been up til 945-10

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:15 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • ohh i usually start preparing her early mornings about a week before school starts, i make it earlier and earlier each night..930, then 9, 845, 830, 815..its much easier to put her to bed earlier in the winter

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:17 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • my kids go to bed at 8 pm. i might let my 7 and 8 year olds stay up till 8:30, if they can be quite in their room. my 5 year old will stay at 8:00. we get back in schedule 2 weeks before school starts

    Answer by happy-go-lucky at 9:46 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • My son is 7 next wk & starts skool the following wk. So this sunday its bed @ 8pm 2 get in2 a routine. I get him up @ 745 2 eat n b @ skool @ 830. Can't wait! Sick of the daycare bill & his "teacher" ther is a bitch!

    Answer by mama2evan at 10:01 AM on Aug. 14, 2010