Bedtime For 8- to 10-Year-Olds

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April - posted on 05/20/2014

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School nights- 8 they are in there room 830 lights off by 9 they are knocked out. Weekends I got nothing :)

Cleansethysoul - posted on 04/22/2014

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8 or 9 on school days. 10 or 11 on fri sat. 12:30 on new years, christmas eve, fourth of july.

Emily - posted on 06/16/2014

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WTH NO! thats way to late my kid goes to sleep at 9! everyday! it doesn't matter what the cation it!

Lindie - posted on 11/15/2014

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Science has in fact set this in stone and the current data shows that children under the age of 14 need 11 hours sleep per night in order to be fully rested. Having less than this on a regular basis has been linked with slower growth and neural development exponentially. I.e. the less you sleep the less the brain develops

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Katelyn - posted on 03/26/2015

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When my children turned 8, I would make their bedtime 9:00. I believe 9:00 is good!

Margaret - posted on 03/19/2015

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I put them from 8:30 pm , because they never sleep at the time you put them therefore till I go back in they are asleep by 9:30 even though I prefer the latest 09:00

Amy - posted on 02/10/2015

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5, 8, 10 and 13 year old start getting ready for bed around 8pm... they are usually in the bed at 830,,, and sleeping at 9. on weekdays. My 13 year old is a swimmer, so on swim practice days she is going to bed closer to 10.
Weekends it varies on what we are doing as a family. but i still try to get them to sleep by 10 or so.
My children get up every morning 715am and never complain. when they go to bed later they are crabby and hard to deal with. Earlier bed time makes everyone happier in the morning :)

Mary - posted on 01/30/2015

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My girls go to bed 10pm week nights and midnight on weekends.
They are 8 and 10 yo and get up 8am each day. 10 hours sleep.. All good.

Mechelle - posted on 01/08/2015

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My daughter is 10 years old and she usually goes to bed around 9pm on school nights. It she doesn't have school the next morning I allow her to stay up...especially if she is good during the week.

Jennifer - posted on 12/09/2014

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I'm with Emily. My 8 AND 10 year olds are in bed every weeknight at 8pm and on the weekends at 9.

Queen Of - posted on 11/01/2014

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Usually 9pm but it's often stretched to 930pm. Both my kids get up on their own by 730am so it must be right for them.

Amy - posted on 10/27/2014

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My 8 and 9 year olds are in bed around 8:45. I am more lenient on the weekends and don't have a specific time. I think the best way is to to ease into changes, and make small adjustments maybe in 5-10 minutes at a time, rather and a big change in bedtime. See how your child handles it. Some kids need more or less sleep than others.

Julia - posted on 09/23/2014

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My daughter is 10, her bed time on weeknights is 9:00. On weekends we really don't have a bed time, she's allowed to sleep downstairs and watch tv if she wants to.

Teresa - posted on 08/02/2014

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My son is 9, And on school nights he goes to bed by 9:30pm and on the weekends 10:00pm

Chet - posted on 07/31/2014

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Our girls need a fair amount of sleep. They are 8.5 and 10 and if they are asleep by 9pm they will wake up on their own for school by 7am. They are ideally into bed before 8pm though because I usually read for between 30 minutes and an hour.

When there isn't school bedtime is less important for some of our kids. Some will just sleep until they aren't tired any more. Others always wake up at the same time no matter when they fall asleep.

Mary - posted on 07/28/2014

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I completely agree with Emily. Kids need structure and don't get enough of it. They also don't get enough sleep. Ask any teacher.

Erisreignssupreme - posted on 06/04/2014

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he said his kids were big kids so they are probably teenagers. its also fairly cultural how much sleep you get. in other countries kids work before school and after and don't get that much sleep. maybe it makes them shorter or something but it depends on the demands of your life. its also doubtful that science has set this in stone. its now being said that people {grownups} who sleep between four and six hours are healthier happier etc. it used to be told to get as much sleep at least eight hours. so things change. you'll know if your kid hasn't had enough sleep cos hell fall asleep at his desk in school. if he's fine after five hours sleep thats him. everyones different even kids.

Rebecca - posted on 05/21/2014

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8 - 10 year olds still need at least 10 hours of sleep a night. Work back from the time they get up. My kiddos have lights out at 8:30pm and are up around 7am.

Yikes only letting them get 5 or 6 hours a night means they are sleep deprived.

Please make sleep a priority.

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