What time should kids go to bed?

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Specifically, what time should an 11 year old go to bed? Up until recently my 11yr old was going to bed at 8.30pm on a school night until i mentioned this to a friend and she said this is way to early for a 11yr old! Her 11yr old goes to bed whenever she wants. Another friend says 8.30 is too early, he should be going at 9.30. My son says all his friends at school go at 10pm. But i worry that hes not getting enough sleep for school I don't mind at weekends,how much sleep do 11yr olds need?? What time should kids go to bed?

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Pheobe - posted on 06/15/2013

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This is considerably pretty early during the school year...9:30-10:30 is a good time but during the summer that is crap my friend who is way over protective about HER 11 year old has her now going to bed at the dumbest time I have ever heard during summer 10:30 Lights out by 11:00 On weekdays Weekend Bed By 12:00 She Is a Complete Idiot sheesh but any how her daughter is responsible loving caring and is when doesn't have a bed time in bed by 12:30 which is a good time during SUMMER but not school Its fine so anyway can you trust your son or daughter She (my friend) is quite stupid/idiotic when you believe its a good time and your child is getting enough sleep is when you but in...

Kayla Anne - posted on 06/02/2013

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your 11 year old should get exactly 8 hours of sleep. my kid is 10, and she goes to bed at 9:00 and wakes up at six. so if your 11 year old keeps going to bed at 8:30, he should be able to wake up at about 4:00.

Lunakid - posted on 05/14/2013

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im 13 but i decide to go to bed earlier then my mum says im alloud to i go around 8 30 and get up at 6 45 to 7 i think this is good because when i started to go earlier i got better grades and i became more behaved and my taekwondo skills developed better :) hoped this helped x

Daniella - posted on 05/13/2013

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I think kids should go to sleep at 9;00. Back then in the 1800s kids go to sleep at 9;00. And the 1800s is right. Like little house on the praire.

Ingrid - posted on 05/03/2013

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Hi,I think kids should go to bed by 9:30 on weekends I don't really care. :)

Natasha - posted on 04/23/2013

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Hi i'm 10 nearly 11 and my mum tries to make me go to bed at 8:30 i told her all my friends got bed at 9 or 10 so my mum listened to my point and now i go bed at 9 or half 9 with no problems so i think you need to listen to your child! maybe trial it for a bit and see what happens?

Takoria - posted on 04/20/2013

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that is way too early i was 8 and i went at 8:30 i was 10 and i went at 9:00 but now that im 11 im supposed to go at 10:00 but i definately go later and i get up at 6;00 and i go to school with no problem

Kendall - posted on 04/15/2013

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I let my 14 year old son go to bed when he liked on school nights he goes to bed at 11ish on week ends he can stay up all night if he wins he plays a sport so it's not like he does nothing let them go to bed when they won't to after all it is there body

Sally - posted on 04/12/2013

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Hey I'm 12 and I go to bed between 8:30-10:00 but preteens and teens need between 8-11 hours of sleep each night because you grow during the night so if you only have 6 hours of sleep you won't grow but your son should go to bed between 9-9:30

Hailey - posted on 04/07/2013

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My 14 year old goes to sleep at 9:00 or sometimes 9:30. That's the time she goes to bed on her own without me having to tell her. She gets up at 5:00 so she can eat and everything before she gets on the bus at 6:30.

Jef - posted on 04/05/2013

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hi im 11 i go to sleep around 3:00 am and wake up at 6:30 i have no problems about being sleepy at all

Jordan - posted on 04/04/2013

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I'm 11 and I go to sleep at around 11:00 or 11:30 and I wake up at 7:30 on weeknights

Taylor - posted on 03/20/2013

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I'm 11 and I fall asleep at around 10:30 or 11:00. I wake up at 7:00am, sometimes on "lucky days" I wake up at 7:15. I sleep less than most 11 year olds, though.

Dorian Alexie Peter - posted on 02/02/2013

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kids should go to bed at 8 because they can study in school and not be sleppy well it would be all right to let them go to bed at 9 or 9 30 but past 9 or 9 30 is to late because they can't study in school and they would be to sleppy to go to school and the teacher will have complaints and that will not be good so that is why you should not be leting kids stay up longer than those times and kids are still growing and devoliping and they need lots and lots of rest to grow and
if you let them go to bed really late they would wake up being grumpy well it depends what time they have to be at school if they have to be there by 8 30 and if they go to bed at twelve a clock they would be really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really grumpy if my girlfriend breakups with me i will be 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Dorian Alexie Peter - posted on 02/02/2013

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kids should go to bed a 1 am that's why so they can sleep in

Mimi - posted on 02/01/2013

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My 12 year old daughter goes up to her room to read or play on the iPod at 8 and then it is lights out at 9. She seems to get enough sleep on that and wakes up refreshed in the am. I think it depends on how your kid is in the am.

Abigail - posted on 01/29/2013

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i have a kid that is 9 yrs old and she goes to bed at 7:30 and has to was to wake up at 7:15 in the morning to get ready for school and on the weekends i let her stay up till 9:30 so she can have fun and spend time with her family

Lura - posted on 01/13/2013

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I am 11 and I go to bed at 8:45 every weekday and on the weekends I got to bed around 11:00 - 12:00

Dr Genevieve - posted on 12/08/2012

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Now!

Your child deserves the best.



Why aren't you with him now, instead of being on the forums?



I remember when I was a nipper. My momma didn't love me. Did your momma love you? I do wonder.



I do wonder.



Once, I was upset, now I'm happier. What is wrong with me? What is wrong with YOU?



RESPECT MOTHERTRUCKER.

Danielle - posted on 11/28/2012

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11-year-olds should get between 9 and a half and 10 and a half hours of sleep a night. Too little sleep leads to lowered immunity, less ability to self-inhibit urges, being less emotionally stable and making it harder to pay attention in school.

Ann Marie - posted on 11/12/2012

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hi just came onto this group, my son goes 8.30 but has distruped sleep patern and can stay awake all night, he has cp, have had slept scotland out, do normal things before bed and they said it is down to his cp, so i suppose ill be the walking dead for the rest of my life, thats what it is like, so i catch a sleep during the day to begin my nightshift again, this is the only one thing if i could change i would to have a full nights sleep and also for my son 2 aswell.

Brandy - posted on 11/11/2012

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I personally get in bed at 730 only cause I'm so beat from my job, unless my daughter who's 11 has practice she's in bed at 8 but her tv and lights are off at 830 on practice nights it's 930 only cause she needs to whine down from being in the gym and jumping around, weekends different story if we are home it's 10 but that can change, but your the mama and its what you think is best for them, my girl always says my friends get to stay up later, we'll I say your friends are not my kids and that's it, no one can tell you your wrong let them stay up later or make them go to bed earlier, sounds to me that your doing what you think is best just like the rest of us

Lilly - posted on 11/11/2012

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I believe that 10pm is a good time for a 11 year old. Try making his bedtime a little later each night, until his bedtime reaches 10pm. Try going up by 15 minutes each night. This will insure that his internal clock can adjust to the changes, making getting up easier. If he is getting up tired after going to bed at 10pm, just experiment with his sleep time until he is neither tired or over rested.



Hope this helped. :)

Georgia Louis - posted on 11/08/2012

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well what i do is i set her alarm for 6.00 in the morning and she goes to bed

at 8.45 but gets a hot chocolate at 9.00 at night then goes back upstairs and quietly

reads till 9.15

Hermione - posted on 10/09/2012

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I'm homeschool my children too, I have 6 kids, my eldest two are 12 and 14 and they go to bed at 9.30-10.00pm

Josselyn - posted on 10/08/2012

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When my daughter was 11 she went to bed 10 or 10:30. I usually have a lot of family over during most nights since we all live near each other so I didn't want my daughter to miss out being with the family because she has to go to sleep so early. The time worked for her well anyways. Now she is 13 and goes to bed whenever she wants.

Hermione - posted on 10/08/2012

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I've got six children, 3 boys and 3 girls, they are, 14, 12, 9, 6, 3 and 1. my 3 and 1 year old go to bed at 7.00pm, my six year old at 7.30pm, 9 year old 8.45pm-9.00pm. My 12 and 14 year old girl and boy both go to bed at 9.30pm- 10.00pm, some nights they like to go to a friends or hang out with some friends in town, if they've had a good and educationally productive day I'll let them go in to town for a bit or stay round their mates.

Shanetta - posted on 09/30/2012

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Hi Sarah,

My 16 and 12 year old go to bed at 10:00pm and I wake them up 6am or sometimes 6:15 am

Heather - posted on 09/28/2012

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I don't think 8:30 is too early at all, as a matter of fact I have a 13 and 14 year old and they still go to bed at 8:30. My 13 year old son could go to bed at 10 and get up at 6 am totally fine but that doesn't mean he's gotten enough sleep. My daughter on the other hand if she isn't in bed by 8:30 she does not function well at all, we often joke that we need to bump her back to 7:30. Kids require a good nights sleep in order to function properly even the ones that seem fine with little sleep, and as the move towards those teenage years where their bodies are changing so fast they require even more sleep than usual, especially boys. I wouldn't change his bed time if I were you.

Lita - posted on 09/28/2012

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my 10 yrs old goes to bed at 7:30, only recently he starts at 8.

I don't think it's too early as your friend put it. If the child needs to sleep then he needs to sleep.

Fighting sleepiness would backfire.

Even on weekends, he goes to bed not after 9.

Talisha - posted on 09/26/2012

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I have two children i have always had the 9 pm bedtime for both of them with no problems. My son is 10 now and he still goes to bed at 9 (every once in a while on the weekend it might be 930 if we are out and about as a family). My daughter will be 13 in November, I had given her the choice of going to bed later than 9 and she was excited about it, BUT she still falls asleep at 9 lol because her body/mind is used to the habit. Once your child is in a routine, getting them out of the routine is not always going to happen the way they think it will. :)

Rita - posted on 09/18/2012

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Regardless of age you yourself know your son. Do you find that if he stays' up a little later that you have a harder time with him in the morning? My son when he was eleven he was in bed by 9:30. I knew I could count on it that he would be up in the morning, bright and bushy tailed. The youngest when he turned 11 he was still in bed at 9:00 and sometimes' 8:30 depending on the nights' attitude. You can always tell if they had enough sleep or not enough. You get the cranky at night or in the morning. This is something that you have to question. Its' not what other parents' let their children do or say for that matter. They dont' live with your son, you do. If you feel hes' ready for a later time try it and if it doesn't work then its back to the old time, but expect some reaction to that. "Your mean, my other friends get to stay up) dont' bite on that one. Before you know it, you will be giving in. Take care and good luck!!

Christine - posted on 09/16/2012

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My daughter is 12 and I want her in bed by 8 or 8:30 the latest! She needs her sleep. I dont go by what other ppl say or what time they put their kids to bed. I just know by how she is in the morning if she goes to bed after 9.

Angle - posted on 09/14/2012

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if your 8-9 you go to bed at 7:30pm sharp get reddy for bed at 7:10 you shood get in bed at 7:30 go to bed at 7:30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





THE END

Angle - posted on 09/14/2012

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if your 8-9 you go to bed at 7:30pm sharp get reddy for bed at 7:10 you shood get in bed at 7:30 go to bed at 7:30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





THE END

Jo - posted on 09/12/2012

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Generally about 9-11 hours of sleep, it is VITAL in the growing stages that children get enough sleep!

Iryna - posted on 09/10/2012

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I am eleven and on school nights I go to sleep at 10:00 and on weekends I go to sleep at 11:00-11:30

Dylan - posted on 08/25/2012

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I am 10 years old and go to bed around 9:00-9:30 on school nights. But on weekends or summer i go to bed around10:00. I honestly think that 9:00 is the best time for a child my age to go to bed. On weekends or summer they should be aloud to stay up until 9:30. Hope this helps!

Sunshine - posted on 08/21/2012

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I have four boys and they go to sleep different times. I establish a sleeping time of 8:30 the latest. only one of them goes at that time and the others stays on the bed sometimes until 9:30 before they fall asleep.

Sarah - posted on 08/13/2012

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Well this may help but I am an a 11 year old and I go to bed at 9 on school nights but at the weekends

I tend to go to bed at 9:30 and sometimes 10 if

I want to watch something. Hope this may of helped and good luck for there future.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/10/2012

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Mine go to bed at 9:30. WITH the knowlege that if they are draggin rear then I knock the bedtime back. I have 11 and 10 year old girls. Kids need sleep. Bedtimes are important, so stick to what you know is right and good for your child..

Thelma - posted on 06/25/2012

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For me, it all depends on early the child has to be in school. I have to get up early due to where we live..so it all depends...But I'd say 10-10:30

Granny - posted on 06/24/2012

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I think you should see how your child does with a new bedtime since it is summer now is a great time to start try 9;30 PM for a week or two to see how he does, does he get up on his own at a good morning hour? if he does go on and try 10PM (again giving a couple weeks for adjustments in the body) let him rise on his own and see if again its a good hour....if so you can leave it at 10PM but if he is sleeping in beyong a good rising hour you may choose to go back to the 9;30 bed time for a while before going to 10 PM...

KELLEY - posted on 06/21/2012

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i think 9.00pm is the perfect time on school nights , my kids always went to bed at 9 and were hardly ever sick because they always got lots of rest ,

Leslie - posted on 05/25/2012

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i have 4 kids at home and i get them in bed between 8:30 to 9pm every night nomatter if its the weekend or even the summer, kids need their rest .......

Bballfan145 - posted on 05/22/2012

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I have a 12-year-old daughter, and I believe it's right to do whatever you feel like doing. She is forced to go to bed at 8:00, with lights off after reading time at 8:30. I know this is an earlier bedtime than most kids in her grade (7th; she has a summer birthday), which go to bed at around 9:00 or 10:00, but keep in mind it also depends when they wake up. She wakes up at 5:00 (about an hour earlier than most middle school students do) and she is not generally tired unless she stays up until around 9:00 to do extra homework. By my calculations, she is getting approximately 81/2 hours per night, but she is also an early riser, and the latest she can sleep on weekends is like 6:30 (if gone to bed by 8:30), so it really depends on the individual and your needs/rules.

Klara - posted on 07/07/2011

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I personally think different people need different amounts of sleep. What time children should go to bed depends also on what time they have to get up. Our girls go to bed at 8pm, but our older one is allowed to read and/or do homework for about an hr. before lights out. If a child functions well on 8-9 hrs. great. If a child doesn't do well w/o 11 hrs., then things need to be adjusted. I would ask your pediatrician and set the bedtime according to sleep needs, NOT what everyone else does.

Suzanne - posted on 01/11/2010

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I have two boys, 10 and soon to be 13. Bedtime for them both is 8:30pm because they share a room. We start the process at 8pm and more nights than not they are fully asleep by 9pm. Most mornings they are up at 6am, on their own, ready to take on the day. There are times they'll sleep in and I have to wake them at 7am to get ready for school. So I think the bedtime is working for their bodies, minds and soul. We've figured out what time our kids should go to bed. They can stay up as late as they want to on the weekends...rule is they have to keep it quiet after 10pm and turn off anything left on before falling asleep. Usually they'll both be asleep by 11pm. I like the earlier bedtime not only for what it does for the boys, but also that it gives me and hubby at least an hour of uninterrupted time together.

Sandy - posted on 12/30/2009

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What time should kids go to bed?

My 12 year old son gose to bed at 9pm on school night.10 is to late.

Laura - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Artriani:

after reading all these replies, it makes me wonder, am i a bad mom? or a too ignorance mom? what time SHOULD kids go to bed? Because both my kids, 12 & 8 go to bed at 10. That's the time when i tell them to go to bed, means they still have to do stuffs to get ready to bed, so they will be asleep at 10.30 or even 11 pm, almost every night on their school night. Their school's time is at 7 am, so they have to be ready for school at 6.30. Thank god i never have difficulties in waking them up, & they never complaint of lack of sleep or anything. I hope what i've been doing all these time to let them go to sleep too late, would not having any bad effects on them in the future. But these replies make me reconsidering my decision to let them stay up too late every night.



Thank goodness - I also was wondering - how bad of a mom am I? There is no way in the world I would get my 10 and 12 year old in bed at 8:30. I shoot for 9:30 but usually by the time we get through the nighttime stuff and they settle in for the night, it is closer to 10:00. they are well rested for school and don't have problems waking up, so I am not concerned about it.

Dora - posted on 12/30/2009

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My experience based on my three children is that each individual child has different amount of sleep needs. There is no set rule on what time kids should go to bed. My eldest, a teenager, can function with less sleep for a day; my second teenager needs more sleep than bears going through hybernation and my 10 year old should be in bed by 9:00. This doesn't always happen but if he's in bed by 9:00, he's definitely a happier and better behaving child at school. I feel it's an individual schedule. Most kids will use their friends as the example of the time they should go to bed and as parents we can fall in that trap but we need to do what we think is best for our own child. I have a bedtime for my teenagers also. Between 10:00 and 10:30 max, they should be in their beds. They too complain that their friends are allowed to go to bed when they want.....my answer is: This is our home and that it their home and schedule. Accept it or go and live in their home with a new set of parents. They always back down and consider the positives they have at home.

Ginny - posted on 12/29/2009

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I was having the same problem determining what time kids should go to bed, but after months of trying different times, I find that sending him to bet at 9:30 and letting him read til 10 that he is getting enough sleep. I wake him for school at 7 and he seems to less grumpy than before...lol. Sometimes he's tired that he goes right to sleep at 9:30 anyway. They need at LEAST 8-9 hours to keep up with their growth spurts. Never allow them to set their own times. They are still children and they need rules to follow. It may not make you the popular mom, but hey, that's not why we became moms, right ? As for what his friends say, they are probably lying to "save face". Hope this helps......

Artriani - posted on 12/13/2009

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after reading all these replies, it makes me wonder, am i a bad mom? or a too ignorance mom? what time SHOULD kids go to bed? Because both my kids, 12 & 8 go to bed at 10. That's the time when i tell them to go to bed, means they still have to do stuffs to get ready to bed, so they will be asleep at 10.30 or even 11 pm, almost every night on their school night. Their school's time is at 7 am, so they have to be ready for school at 6.30. Thank god i never have difficulties in waking them up, & they never complaint of lack of sleep or anything. I hope what i've been doing all these time to let them go to sleep too late, would not having any bad effects on them in the future. But these replies make me reconsidering my decision to let them stay up too late every night.

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