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What time should your teenager go to bed?

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Asked by Nitestalker at 1:00 AM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Our 14 yr old has to have lights out at 9:30pm. He's up by 6:30am so he has to be in bed at a decent hour during the week.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 1:05 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • midnight

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Mine go to bed anytime between 10-11pm.On weekends they will stay up until 2-ish.

    Answer by Congenial at 1:14 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • he is supposed to be in bed by nine however i can`t force him to sleep so he is allowed to read etc till ten and then its lights out

    Answer by mollysmom212 at 1:45 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • My step daughter who lives w/us goes to bed when ever she feels like it, sometimes 1am on school nights, if it were up to me, she would be in bed by 9:30, we have problems w/her waking up in the am.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • mine usually goes to bed around 10 or 11

    Answer by jenn4443 at 6:25 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • a teenager needs 8 - 9 1/2 hrs asleep a night

    Answer by princesschilly at 8:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • My 15 year old daughter goes to bed about 10 pm..She has to be up at 6 am to catch her bus by 7 am..if not she is a bear to get up!!lol

    Answer by mumstheword155 at 9:13 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Teens need a lot of sleep, but also need to learn to take responsiblity for's hard to say...around 10 if he/she needs to get up by six seems reasonable to me.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 1:10 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • It depends on the child. I never had a bedtime. I was told I had to be in my room and not making any noise by 11 so that I wouldnt keep others in the house awake but I could stay up in my room until whatever time I wanted. I was punished if my grades slipped or if I was disrespectful from lack of sleep but how much I slept was still up to me. I learned to manage my time pretty well.

    On the other hand, they tried that rule with my now 15 year old brother and he would stay up all night on the phone or online. I think they have him going to bed by 12 or 1 now.

    Answer by amber710 at 1:23 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

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