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Do you set a time for your teenager to go to bed at?

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Asked by Nitestalker at 7:07 AM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • No, she's tired bt 10 pm anyway.

    Answer by anichols1 at 7:11 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Yes, my teenagers have bedtimes. Just because they become teenagers doesn't mean that they do not still need boundaries such as bedtimes.

    My 13 yr old son has to be in his bedroom at 9:30. My 16 year old daughter has a 10pm bedtime, but she's usually heading to bed on her own between 8:30 and 9:30 - when she gets tired.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:24 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Mine are 12 and 14, so one is technically not a teenager, although during the week they have to be in bed by 10:00, usually 9 unless there is a show on they want to watch.

    On the weekends I like them in bed by midnight. Some nights it is earlier then that and other is is later. On the weekends I don't get mad if they stay up as long as they aren't so loud they keep me or the rest of the house up. Last weekend my DH was working overnight and I went to bed, They ended up staying up until 2:00 AM playing a new video game. I didn't have a problem with this and the next day they went to bed early.

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:33 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • In theory. Mine all have to be in their rooms by 8:00-8:30 being quiet and I like them to be asleep by 10. I know this isnt always the case but they also know come 6am mama is coming to wake them up, so if they didnt get to bed til 2am they learn pretty fast not to do it again.

    Answer by gemgem at 7:35 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • i think they were sixteen when i quit making them go to bed at a certain time

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:45 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • My son goes to bed at 9:30, and my daughter goes at 10:00 . But thats because she's got more homework then he does.On the week-ends they don't tend to go to bed Til 11:00. but they are teens 13 &15.

    Answer by incarnita at 8:10 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • 9 PM all through high school. One was asleep in minutes and the other needed less sleep so he read for awhile. No TV

    Answer by elizabr at 8:11 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • No. My boys are 16 and 17 and I expect them to be responsible enough to go to bed at a reasonable hour,

    Answer by elliecooper at 9:01 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • my 13 needs alot of sleep so she has a lights out rule for 9pm, dd 15 (almost 16) and getting ready to head off to collage in a year has to be in her room and quite by 9pm but i dont force bed time nor will i ......she is going to be leaving home in a year and needs to be able to set her own boundarys and i would rather she make the mistakes while she is still home....

    Answer by cara124 at 9:51 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • No. My 14 yr old decides when he goes to bed. He is the one who knows when he is tired or not. During the week, he is usually asleep by 10 and weekends, around 11.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:00 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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