I need your opinions regarding bedtimes ... what time do you put your 8-9-10 year old to bed ?
Here's the deal at my house, 7pm she goes up for her shower, teeth brushing, PJs, brush hair etc 7h30pm to 8pm is free time she can either watch TV, play her DS or do whatever she wants in her room. 8pm is time to say goodnight, it's technically lights out & no more getting up. She usually asks for a book in bed and I oblige my guess is she falls asleep before 8h30 hits. This being said she goes to school, she's cranky if she doesn't get enough sleep. She's up (no matter what time she went to bed) at 6h30am every morning.
Now, I see kids still playing outside at 7h45pm, my neighbour's kids are still in the pool at 8pm which of course makes DD mad. She's arguing with me that her bedtime is too early. I keep telling her THEY are the ones that are out of whack. Am I wrong ?