No bedtimes here, it's just never been necessary.
None here, but the kid usually goes to his room when I head to bed. Most nights I come down for one last check on the house and he is asleep by then.
We've always had a bedtime since they were babies, it gives us downtime with each other. They're usually in bed and/or asleep by 8:00 in winter and later in summer. They like being up early and we have tried later bedtimes but they still get up early and like the structure and routine that a bedtime gives them. Also, I never had a bedtime growing up, sometimes go to bed in my regular clothes, no teeth brushing and I am kind of going opposite of that experience. We enjoy reading stories to our boys and hugs & kisses before bedtime.
We had, when the kids were older, a homonym 'bedtime' probably spelled differently but pronounced the same way: they were to go to their rooms (playroom or their bedroom) and stay there unless there was blood or fire ... :D
That was usually around 9pm by the time they were 8 or so... mostly it was so we could watch not-child-friendly tv and unwind a bit from the day.
When they were older, the playroom was downstairs and so was their computer, so we just stayed upstairs if we wanted space.
They never had any enforced 'you must pretend to go to sleep now' time.
We aim for 10 pm. We have to literally get up with the chickens. I consider it more a goal than a bed time. If they can't sleep they are welcome to read in bed until they feel sleepy. They still need to get up at a certain time. We are not militant about bed times but we definely aim for a certain time. It helps them to function better.
It depends on how our day went. If we got up late she gets to stay up a little later but if she got up early she goes to bed a little earlier.
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