Bedtime and Behavior

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Bedtime and Behavior
Mon, 10-14-2013 - 12:25pm

There's a blog post on the New York Times that talks about a study on bedtime and behavior, and children with a regular bedtime are better behaved.  I don't think this is any breakthrough finding, but it did make me stop and think about my kids' bedtimes.  Their bedtimes are not a hard rule, but we generally don't allow them to stay up past 9:00 on school nights.  Sometimes, they go to bed earlier on their own, other times they need a reminder.

Here's the article:

Do your kids have a bedtime?  How strict are you with it?

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Mon, 10-14-2013 - 4:08pm

Our kids are in bed at 8:00 every night, with exceptions for special occasions.  It lets them get a good amount of sleep on school nights, and they're still in bed until a reasonable hour on the weekends.  ;)