Summer time curfew and bedtime...

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Registered: 07-21-2006
Summer time curfew and bedtime...
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Tue, 06-17-2008 - 6:24pm

I just wanted to know what time you are sending you 10-12 yos to bed over the summer. With there being no school and it being light outside so much later, bedtime for my 10 yo seems to early at 8:00pm. The sun is not even down yet at that time. He really does not have a curfew so it does not apply but I thought I would include it for those who need advice as well. What is reasonable?



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Registered: 07-04-2004
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 6:30pm
My kids don't have a bedtime, they go to bed when they are tired. Since they don't go anywhere that we don't take them or pick them up a curfew doesn't apply.
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Registered: 08-29-2003
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 7:13pm

DD is 12.

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 7:34pm

No curfew is set since there's not anywhere she goes that I don't take her. She doesn't just "hang around" outside in the neighborhood (busy road).

Bedtime, I am the most lax about. She is a true night owl...something we learned at quite a young age (4ish). If we have somewhere to go in the morning during the summer, I'll require her to be in bed by midnight (because it won't be something that we'll do all day anyway). Other nights...she's usually up until 2 or 3.

*I* am in bed before that, so my rules are no computer (she doesn't use the phone at all, but that would obviously be off-limits if she did), no warming things up in the microwave/toaster (she doesn't use oven/stove), and keeping the tv volume down. No outside either, but she's too chicken anyway..lol.






















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Registered: 04-14-2008
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 8:06pm

My ds is 11. We haven't really needed a curfew yet as he doesn't go further away than our street yet. I like to have him in the house by the time it is completely dark. He has to get into bed by 9:30 but can read until 10 pm, at which time it's lights out. Both my dh and ss have early work hours (they work at separate places but both start at 7:30 am) so everyone is in bed by 10 usually.

When he's 12 I might experiment with letting him set his own summer/weekend bedtime hours. Right now, I'm pretty confident that he'd stay up until the middle of the night if allowed.

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Registered: 08-11-2007
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 9:46pm
Wow She is a night owl.What time does she get up at if she is up until 2 or 3.I'm not overly concerned abou summer bed times and Gab will be up until midnight most nights.However she NEVER sleeps past 8 am.DOes Aly stay up late during the school year too?I guess as long as she is up on time in the am it isn't a big deal.She sounds like she does not need a lot of sleep.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 10:14pm

About 11 on those days.

During the school year, she cannot go to sleep before 10/10:30...if she tries to, she just tosses and turns and ends up still up at 1am...that definitely doesn't work. But, Mike claims she's not a hassle to get up as long as they follow the routine.

However, she'll need to get up over an hour earlier next year, so her bedtime will have to be earlier (but waking up earlier will fix that as well).






















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Registered: 07-04-2004
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 10:41pm
Daisy is a night owl too, which we've known since she was little as well.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 06-17-2008 - 11:58pm

For us it really varies by what's going in our lives. I have pretty strong opinions against teens sleeping half the day away, so I do try to encourage him to get to bed before dawn, but he's a definite night owl and it's a struggle. He can read until the wee hours. He simply cannot sleep until noon though, as he has responsibilities with his horses, so I have to wake him at some point so it all works out.

If we have something important the next day, I urge them to sleep. Honestly, lately we've been so crazy busy that they are exhausted most nights, so it hasn't been much of an issue.

We've never had bedtime, exactly, but we do have room time...the time the house belongs to ME and kids need to be in their rooms and content there. During the school year that's 8:30ish (and honestly my 10 year old usually goes to bed then), during the summer that's closer to 10. My 13 year old rarely falls asleep before 11, closer to midnight, but again he's in his room and owns his own sleep.

No curfew, just not an issue here, we don't live in an area where they are free roaming or anything.

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Wed, 06-18-2008 - 12:53am

It depends on what's going on. We'll have some weeks with little to nothing scheduled and weeks where there is a lot going on. My 11-year-old doesn't function well on less than 10 hours a sleep (11 is better.) If she has to be up early she'll have to go to bed at her normal bedtime of 8:30 (9:00 lights out.)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 7:53am
Depends for us. Because I work full-time in the summer most of the time she is heading out to summer camp in the morning and we leave earlier than she does for school so she's up even earlier. Then its bed around 10:00. But this summer is different. She's not doing any camps and will be home by herself Monday and Friday and at her Dad's otherwise. So she can sleep in and she is

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