I have wanted to put one in effect for an hour a night for a long time. Sometimes the TV, video games, computer, constant chatter, etc, drive me nuts. I have also noticed that SO feels the same way at times, where he'll shut the TV off in frustration.
This is what "quiet time" means to me: you can do any activity that does NOT involve a television or video games or lots of noise. No listening to loud music (SO and SS will do this simultaneously and I have to leave the room). What you CAN do: read. Draw. Surf the web QUIETLY- NOT WATCH VIDEOS. Work on puzzles. Listen to an audio book while doing any of these things OR quiet music.
Is this too much to ask for nightly in my house?
Edit: Okay, does anyone have a mandatory "it's time to get ready for bed, put everything down" time?
When is snack time over? When is the last drink allowed? When do you make your kids get off the computer or video games?
Suggestions are welcome. 8:30 is IN BED time here.