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do your teens have a bed time?

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How old and what is the bed time?

Is it strictly enforced or a guide line?

Is it different on the weekdays from the weekends?

by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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CTBmom
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 7:44 AM
My 15 yr-old doesn't really have a bedtime. Once he started high school, I let him decide... As long as he kept his grades up. He usually is in his room for the night by 10:30, and lights out by 11pm. But there are nights where he is tired, and is in bed by 9pm.
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LKB110
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Yes, I have two boys, 13 & 15.  During the school week my 13 year old goes to bed at 10.  The 15 year old goes to bed at 11.  On the weekends, nonschool days, we are a little more lenient.  They have to be in their rooms by 11:30 but can stay up and watch TV in their rooms.   For the most part we enfore their bedtimes, but on occasion we break the rules. 

Gmgej
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

My 14 year old has a loosly set 10:00-10:30 school nights, 11:00-12:00 weekends, my 17 year old has no bedtime but I will "encourage" him to go to bed if midnight rolls around on school nights.

zacmacsmomm
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I wouldnt' say they have a bed time really.  They are 19 and 13.  My youngest is told that she should be in bed no later than 9:30, but that's just guidelines really.  No set bedtime on weekends.  My kids just need to be able to get their happy butts up and ready for the next day

gigglyone
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM

My16 yr old daughter usually is out by 9:30pm on her own!

angeltink7
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:59 PM
My son is an early bird so it has never been an issue. I have more problems trying to convince him that he should stay up and not go to bed at 8pm at times. lol That said he has friends who stay up online all night long and that would be something I would not allow which is why he has no electronics in his bedroom to tempt him.
LizMom2
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

My daughters are 16 and 14 and they both have bed times. Weekday bed time is 10pm, they need to be in bed by that time but if they want they may read for 30 minutes but 10:30 is lights out, no exception. Weekend bed time is generally midnight, though I am more flexible on that time.

Diana3632
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 6:10 AM
My twins are 14 and their bedtime is 10:00 unless they are still working on homework. On the weekends, they stay up until 11:00 unless something special is going on. We are pretty strict with bedtimes.
disneymom2two
by Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:04 AM

During the school week, it ranges from 10-11.  On holidays and weekends, around 2.

LoveLiz
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM

 Mine are 15 and 17 and they have no bedtime. They know the consequences when they don't get enough sleep.

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