i have 9yrs old daughter who sleeps alot,what should i do?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/28/2012

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Well, it sounds like she needs a change in schedule. Do not let her go to sleep once she gets home. That was a similiar schedule for my son at his charter school. he needed to wake up by 6:30, we had to leave the house by 7 to get to school by 7:30 when it started. School would go until 3:30, and we would not get home until 4. He would do his homework, eat, watch some tv, and play. In bed by 7:30, sometimes 8 the latest. Some days no tv. Maybe you can try not to have her take a nap? It doesn't sound like she is getting enough sleep in one stretch. Also, it is best to have them do their homework as soon as they get out so they are still fresh and in the mode of doing work. I know it is a long day, and it can be difficult to switch a schedule around, but I honestly think she just is not getting enough sleep all at once. If she is in bed by 7:30 pm, she will have 11 1/2 hours of consecutive sleep.

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Dove - posted on 07/28/2012

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That's not too much sleep, but that's a weird schedule. Try keeping her awake in the afternoon until 8 or so and having her go to bed at that time. If she REALLY needs a nap, wake her up after about 30 minutes while you are transitioning her.

My almost 11 year old NEEDS 10 or more hours of sleep at night. Some kids need more, some need less.

Rupal - posted on 07/28/2012

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she gets up 7 in morning for school,comes back by 4pm completing her breakfast n lunch,at 4 i feed her some fruits ,corns or nuts.then she sleeps till 8.30 if she does not hv any class,have dinner,does home work n watch tv again goes to sleep by 11pm.cant do any extra h.w. or reading.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/27/2012

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Could you give us more infor on her diet, how long she sleeps, daily activities?

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