Bedtimes for multiple kids?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-01-2011
Bedtimes for multiple kids?
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 10:36am

For those with more than one child, how do you handle bed times? Last year we made all the kids go to bed at the same time during the school year. My youngest is actually still in preschool, but he's always been the type not to need naps or much sleep. My middle child (1st grade) is great about coloring 15 minutes or so, then going right to sleep. My oldest (2nd grade) wants to stay up all night.

I was so frustrated last night because the youngest and oldest just wouldn't go to sleep. They share a room and were up playing all night. I kept going in over and over, taking away privledges, and nothing seemed to work. I don't know what I'm going to do when school starts next week. Hopefully they'll be so tired they'll just fall down.

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Thu, 08-18-2011 - 11:13am

Welcome back. :)

I always tried to get a routine going because, after all humans are creatures of habit.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 11:39am

This is something that I've struggled with myself over the last few years.