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Do your kids ever go to bed without being told before bed time?


Asked by dancinintherain at 8:44 PM on Jan. 8, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • No. Maybe once or twice their whole lives. They go to bed at 8, otherwise they won't wake up for school.

    Answer by ashisamom at 8:55 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Usually only when he is sick. He doesn't like going to bed.

    Answer by kmath at 8:54 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • The 8 yr old always asks to stay up after 9 however he always falls asleep befor 8:30.....That 10yr old would not go to sleep at all if I didnt make him

    Answer by sam223 at 8:49 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Ya mostly.. lol

    Answer by khf22 at 8:45 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Yes, 2 YO SO grabs a blanket and cup and heads for bed like clockwork.

    Answer by wildsun at 8:47 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Yeah, most of the time it's on a Sunday, and if we had a busy weekend.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:49 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • confusedrolling on floor HA  GOOD ONE!


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:08 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Every now and again when they are really tired even ds will do it. DD has always been one to put herself to bed when she's tired although once bedtimes came along... there went the whole thing and they would drive me nuts (still do sometimes although its better now that's she's in kinder and there's no nap time).
    But yeah it happens once in a while.

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 9:11 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • no

    Answer by letstalk747 at 9:12 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Because no one here ever suggested that it's mature or sophisticated to 'stay up' when tired, and everyone here thinks sleep is a wonderful thing, yes... kids have gone to sleep when they're tired all their lives, often no matter what time it was, what was going on or who was around.

    When bedtime is used as a punishment or a way to shun people, or a way to 'rank' the value of people based on age... then they grow up still not knowing how to go to bed when they're tired.

    Answer by LindaClement at 8:46 PM on Jan. 8, 2011