Different bedtimes for school year and summertime?

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Registered: 04-20-2012
Different bedtimes for school year and summertime?
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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 12:51pm

Do your kids have a different bedtime during the summer than they do during the school year? I've always been able to get away with keeping the same bedtime year-round but as my kids get older, they're catching on, LOL. If they do have different bedtimes during the summer, how much later do you let them stay up? Do they at least sleep in a bit later to make up for it?

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Registered: 07-26-1999

We don't only because the kids go to a daycare/camps during hte week and the 6 year old actually will have to get up 45 minutes earlier than she would if she was going to school.  I do tend to let them stay up til 8:00 or 8:30 during the summer as opposed to the 7:30 when school is in, but if they start acting up because they've had a busy day and are tired, they still go to bed early then.  If we were home all summer and they weren't doing any camps or anything, I would let them stay up til 8:30 consistently and then let them sleep in.

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Registered: 04-20-2012

You know, that's a good point. My kids have a couple of summer camps going on as well. We may revert back to the school year bedtime at least during those weeks. Maybe more often if they are getting on my nerves, LOL.