I know a 17 year old who complains to me because his mother makes him get in bed no later than ten o clock if not earlier. He is perfectly capable of waking himself up for school and going to sleep when he's tired. He says it bugs him because he sees no point in having a bed time when he knows he won't go to sleep at that time. He says he ends up just laying there for an hour or two. She won't let him watch tv or anything until he gets tired. I remember when I was younger I was the same so my parents quit setting a bed time for me when I was old enough so I wouldn't be bored out of my mind laying in bed until I finally got sleepy. Does anyone think that's wrong? He's 17.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
My kids went to bed at 9pm every night, even weekends tell they were out of my house. Because I went to bed at that time. That meant lights out, no TV, radio, no noises. Like I told them you don't have to sleep. But you have to lay their and be quiet. Even if they didn't sleep they would get the rest they needed.
Even kids in high school need rules to go by. Bed time is a rule just like any other rule.
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