maybe her attitude has to do with sleep what time should an 11 year old go to bed because she usaully goes to bed at 11 or 11:30
Tradia - posted on 09/11/2011
My kids are 9,5, and 3. They have to be up and getting ready for school around 6:30 or 7 to get to school on time. I have them fed, bathed, and in bed no later than 9:00 because they are not going to go straight to sleep. If she seems tired in the daytime she should be in bed earlier than11:00. On Friday and Saturday they stay up later til about 10:30 or 11:00 because they don't go to school and church is at 11:30. Kids need about 8-9 housr of sleep. I noticed that since I have enforced the bedtime more this year, their grades have been so much better and they pay attention more.
Desiree - posted on 09/10/2011
My almost 11 yo is awful about going to bed on time. Her "bedtime" is 9pm on school nights and 10 on weekends! But to be honest she is rarely asleep before 11 or even midnight or later! By the end of the week she is almost a zombie she is so tired! Short of duct taping her to her bed, all I can do is hope that she figures it out on her own! Her bedroom is in our basement and the rule is she isn't allowed back upstairs after 9pm. Of course when I check on her she is usually reading or on the computer. Per her ped we give her melatonin to help her sleep, since she seems to have inherited my insomnia, but even that only helps a little.
Tamara - posted on 09/08/2011
Kids that age need on average 10 hours of sleep to function well, School is exausting especially the first month or so after summer break, its best to have them get as much sleep as possible.
And yes often times attitudes are from being tired
I don't have an 11 year old yet, but my twin girls will be 10 in December. Bedtime on school nights is 8 (sometimes 8:30) and other nights is 8:30-9. That doesn't mean they are ASLEEP at that time, but they'd better be in bed and be quiet.
Oh, they have to be up at 6ish.
Alison - posted on 09/08/2011
Every child is different, but 11:00 definitely sounds late. I am pretty sure I was going to bed at 9:00 when I was that age. What is it like getting her out of bed in the morning?
Keep in mind that teenagers need more sleep than adults and your daughter is a pre-teen!
Marla - posted on 09/08/2011
well, i think it depends on what time she has to get up in the morning. My 13 year old goes to bed between 10 and 10:30, sometimes a bit later...depending on what is going on. But she doesn't have to get up until 7. We live right across the street from the school she attends. Some of her friends who have to catch a bus at 7 go to bed a lot earlier than she does. A good 8 or 9 hours of sleep a night is what works for my daughter and I think it works for most kids in this age range...11-15 years old.
She has had basketball practice all of this week at 6:30 so is getting up at 5:30 and when she gets home from school she has been taking a nap. Getting up that extra hour and a half early makes a real difference in her attitude! When people are tired they get grouchy!
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