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my preteen and teen goes to bed at 8 pm

Anonymous
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Why are so many concerned about other people kids bedtimes. My kids are 12 and 15 and it is 8 pm weekdays and 9 pm on weekends.

They don't seem to have an issue with it.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 5, 2015 at 10:48 PM
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LaughCryLive
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM
What time do they get up?
ResidentRedhead
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM
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I'm so glad my parents didn't try to enforce ridiculous things like that on me
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on May. 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM
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The time they wake up is relevant.
PPCLC
by AZ Lizard on May. 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM

It's not a bedtime I had for my kid's at that age but as long as your children are not getting up at 4 in the morning (unless they need to), I don't see the harm.

ETA---why 9pm on weekends? They can't stay up? What about sleepovers?

Jazzdoll
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Same bedtime my 12 year old has on non-rehearsal nights. And despite his claims that 'everyone else gets to stay up later', I know in talking to friends that an 8-9pm bedtime is pretty normal around here.

When it comes to sax, bigger IS better.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM
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Mine too. I don't think people realize how important sleep is to children.
KRIZZ25
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM
mine2 ..
Mom-to-2kids
by Sapphire Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:54 PM
Cool. My 9 year old is almost always in bed by 730.
TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM
Tonight, we all voluntarily went to bed about 9:30. It happens. No real rules on it. Just "get enough sleep". When you are growing a half inch a day (seems like it!) that happens.

I have no excuse! ;)
Jamabot5
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM
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My 12 1/2 year old goes to bed at 8, just like 3 of her younger siblings. She is a raging ball of hormones and fury if she doesn't get enough sleep. I don't care for that.

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