Carmel - posted on 10/08/2009
My children are expected to go to bed by 8pm on school nights. If they don't go to bed early enough, then they don't want to get in the morning or they wake up grumpy. Also, they're not allowed to watch movies until Friday night. That's when they can stay up later.
Sandra - posted on 10/08/2009
I think realistically it depends on your schedule and what time they have to get up in the morning. My 9 year old's bedtime is on a School night, sunday-thursday is 9pm and then she is up ready to go by 7, but her school day doesn't start until 9:30. On the weekends I am more flexible because she can sleep in.
Jenn - posted on 10/08/2009
I'd say 8 or 8:30 - depends on how they are in the morning. If you have to wake them for school and they don't get up very easily then they need more sleep and I would go even earlier. I guess I'll have to see when we get there - right now my 3 1/2 year old goes between 7 and 7:30 and wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30.
Lisa - posted on 09/30/2009
I think 9pm is a good time for week nights. My daughter is 10, however, she is up late most nights because she is in a Magnet Program and they have large volumes of homework. But we strive for her to be in bed by 9pm when possible.
Angella - posted on 09/29/2009
I know I may be out of date and all, but I even make my teenagers go to bed by 10:00 during the school week. Teenagers need as much sleep as an infant. Their attitudes show it. I actually like my boys when they get enough sleep. :)
User - posted on 09/29/2009
My 9 year old daughter is in bed by 9 because when I tried to get her to go to sleep at 8 or 8:30 she would get up at 5, and then be tired by 7 and since she don't get off the bus till 5 that only gives her about 1 hour to do her homework when you factor in dinner and a shower.
Ella - posted on 09/29/2009
my kids ,until grade 6, bedtime @ 8pm read then lights out @ 830... wkds 830 lights out at nine.. because it was suggested children should get 12 hrs sleep. Grade 6-7 raised to 830-9 with wkds @9-930 they used their own alarm clock to get up in am. After grade 8 it varied with amount of homework and studing, but tried to get 8-9 if possible. No TV or computer in bedrooms in my house.
Teresa - posted on 09/29/2009
Hi April, 9 year olds still need to have as much sleep as possible especially on school night as they are still growing and developing, you and your husband have to set the boundaries and an appropriate time that for bedtime, always negotiate if you can with your son ask him what he feels is a good time to go to bed and work from there so he feels he is making the decsion and choice if he says maybe 10 then say emm that sounds a bit to late on a school night then say how about 7.30 and he then can maybe say 8 or 9 this is away fo him and you coming to an agreement on the bedtime without causing conflicts in the family especially if there are older children who stay up a little longer than him.
Natacha - posted on 09/29/2009
I agree with the 8 or 8:30. My son is now 16 and he tries to get to bed by 9:30 during the school year. We were always strict with the bedtime with both my children, my daughter is now 19 and during the summer when both parents worked they were in bed by 8:00 when they were in elementary school.
Aspen - posted on 09/28/2009
I think it depends on your schedule around the house. If your child has a hard time getting up for school and is really sleepy then make him/her go to sleep earlier. If there is no problem and it doesn't interfere with your adult relax time then I would say 9pm.
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms