Bedtime for 13 year old

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Registered: 12-24-1999
Bedtime for 13 year old
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:42am

Do you have a specific bedtime for your 13 year old during the summer?


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Registered: 08-11-2007
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 11:17am
My dd is 15,but at 13 she really did not have a bed time in the summer.She is up pretty late at night now 2ish ussually.She will usually go to her room,but she can get on the wireless from her ipod.Or if she wanted to be on the computer I suppose she can be.What time does your ds get up in the am.Maybe if her is up by 9ish he won't be up til all hours.Certainly layter than 10 in the summer,but maybe by midnight.Can you turn off the internet during certain hours?Getting them to fallasleep early in the summer can be very hard.


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Registered: 05-13-1998
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 11:44am

During the summer, the kids don't really have a bedtime. DD's (14)

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 1:38pm

DD is 13 and she goes to bed around 11ish.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 4:41pm
During the school year he has to have lights out by10 pm and up at 7:15. He gets up usually well before that. In the summers, no bed time, but I get them up by 9 am. They are busy with sports and stuff, so they are tired.

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Registered: 11-01-2001
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 8:10pm

My kids don't have a bedtime at all.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 8:45pm

I know I'll be the odd woman out here, but we do have bedtimes for everyone. There is a great deal of research on the negative effects of sleep drift. People really do need to sleep on a schedule to do it well and to be healthy. An occasional late night isn't bad, but when you start shifting so that you are going to sleep at 2 a.m. and getting up at noon, as some teens do,

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Registered: 01-06-2006
Tue, 07-26-2011 - 11:44pm
My ds (14) is usually in bed by 10:30 because he often has to be up at or before 6:00 for morning swim practice. His normal summer schedule is up at 5:45 and in bed by 10:30. He often tells us he's going to sleep because he knows he has to get up early. I still don't think he's getting enough sleep but he can't fall asleep if he goes to bed any earlier. If I notice that it's 11 and he's still up I'll remind him he has to get up for practice and that usually gets him to bed pretty quickly.

Dh us usually up past midnight so he can keep an eye on things after I go to sleep. I would probably require that ds be in his room when we went to bed if dh wasn't such a night owl. Ds is a limit tester and smart to boot so he needs supervision.

My dd (10) has early swim practice three mornings/week so I usually shoo her off to bed about 9 and the process takes her until 9:30. This has more to do with the fact that the rest of us are still up and she wants to be with us than whether or not she's tired.

Both would sleep until 10 or 11 if I let them. If they don't have early practice, I wake them up at 9:30 if they are still asleep. They are sooo busy and tightly scheduled during the school year that I think things need to be a little looser during the summer. There are still chores to do and swim practices twice a day so they aren't slaking off at all. Things are just more relaxed.
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Registered: 12-24-1999
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 7:21pm

Thank you for responding.

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Registered: 04-10-2002
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 11:32am

My 13-year-old doesn't have a set time to fall asleep in the summer, but he has to be in his room between 9 and 9:30. He does not have a TV or computer in his room, and our family computer is set up so that the kids can't get on it after 9. He'll sleep until 9 or 9:30.

During the school year he has to be in his room by 9 on weekdays and lights out by 10. He gets up at 6:30.

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Registered: 06-29-2001
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 5:43pm

My son is 12 and his bedtime in summer on weekdays is only 15 minutes later than during the school year. He goes to day camp and needs to be up just about as early as for school, so we very much keep a routine in the summer. He is not on the go into the evening and it was the same when my daughter was younger.

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