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NEILHEADNEILHEAD Posts: 435
edited September 2008 in The Crudcatcher
Hi all, I have two boys 11yrs and 7 yrs. My oldest is starting secondary school tommorow and i feel it might be time to give him a little more slack. My question is what time do other parents have for their kids bedtimes ? on both schoolnights and weekends.
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  • Fourty reads and not one bit of advice :roll: I cant be the only parent on here, can i?
    I was thinking 9pm and 8pm dose that sound fair :?:
    ANYONE :(
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  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    Depends on the individual kid, amount of physical activity, homework etc.
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  • Not that I have kids but for me it was 8pm untill I was 14, would of been sooner had I of grown up a little more.. Still strugging with it though :lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I used to have to be home before midnight when I was 11, and in bed before 1am.

    I still think most parents are way too strict
  • I used to have to be home before midnight when I was 11, and in bed before 1am.

    I still think most parents are way too strict

    My boy wants your rules and he would like to visit. He`s alwas wanted to go to the moon :lol:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    It's censored on the moon, there's no atmosphere.
  • Is that why no one visits?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    It's censored on the moon, there's no atmosphere.

    yes there was. the was the soup dragon, the clangers and the....
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Is that why no one visits?
    Not sure, although it certainly plays a part in a kind of chicken and the egg thing.
    See, people don't come here, partially because there's no atmosphere, but, it could be argued that there's no atmoshpere, because there's so few people.

    However, i think it's got more to do with the rising cost of fuel, and the fact that it uses a hellofalot of fuel to get here, as it's so very, very far away.

    it's also a bad place to be if you're scared of heights.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    nicklouse wrote:
    It's censored on the moon, there's no atmosphere.

    yes there was. the was the soup dragon, the clangers and the....
    Sadly, there's not so many of them a you'd think, it's a suprisingly large place.
    I do go and visit them occasionally, but it's quite a trek.
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    Just make sure they get up early in the morning, and in the evening let them choose
    when they want to go to bed. As soon as the night comes they'll start falling like trees.
  • Our eldest (14) "went to bed" at 10.30 last night, went to sleep at 2 (apparently) and was in a censored , foul mood this morning for his first day back at school.

    I can't think why :roll:

    If he wants to stay up that late he should have to deal with the consequences.

    The younger (11) was in bed by about 10 and fine.

    It's all very well letting them stay up later but I'd recommend they do so in the privacy o their own room, otherwise you get no evening to yourselves.

    Good luck

    Mike
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Mike, any 14 year old would be in a censored mood on their first day back at school, well rested or not :lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    if the kid in question has a tv, i would let "it " stay up until "it's" tired.

    i reckon the child would eventually find their own bedtime and fall asleep when tired.
    ive never understood the point of sending a kid to bed just so they can lie there awake.

    as mentioned before though, it would make sense to send the child to its room at a sensible hour so you get some time to yourself. i would say 8 oclock to their room and lights out when tired.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    if the kid in question has a tv, i would let "it " stay up until "it's" tired.

    i reckon the child would eventually find their own bedtime and fall asleep when tired.
    ive never understood the point of sending a kid to bed just so they can lie there awake.

    as mentioned before though, it would make sense to send the child to its room at a sensible hour so you get some time to yourself. i would say 8 oclock to their room and lights out when tired.
    Bingo, this used to annoy me as a child, especially when staying at a friend's house or something like that.
    "right now, time for bed" even though you're wide awake. I mean, WTF?
    I can't sleep just because you tell me to :roll:

    EDIT:
    although I think the most important thing is building up a regular wake up, go sleep routine, so that the kids aren't actually wired at 11pm, and that they can still get up at around 7:30 or so to get to school.
    I still find that one late night on, say a monday, will fu** me up for the rest of the week, until I can catch up with sleep on a weekend, which then leads to very late nights, which then leads to being fu**ed up the following week, etc etc etc.

    trying to stop your kids getting into that kind of self-defeating routine should work wonders.
  • Mike, any 14 year old would be in a censored mood on their first day back at school, well rested or not :lol:

    Agreed - BUT when crappiness is due to lack of sleep rather than an aversion to school and it is his own fault I can't sympathise.

    I frequently go to bed too late and have to get up too early but still have to do it and be nice to people :evil:

    Mike
  • Our eldest (14) "went to bed" at 10.30 last night, went to sleep at 2 (apparently) and was in a censored , foul mood this morning for his first day back at school.

    I can't think why :roll:

    If he wants to stay up that late he should have to deal with the consequences.

    The younger (11) was in bed by about 10 and fine.

    It's all very well letting them stay up later but I'd recommend they do so in the privacy o their own room, otherwise you get no evening to yourselves.

    Good luck




    Thaqts the best advice so far up till agreed but in their own room :twisted:
    Mike
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  • 9pm's fine...
    I am considerably more rock and roll than you.

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  • Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    My two go about 7.30ish (7 and 4). but my eldest sits in bed and reads for 20-30mins, which he's fine with. Cant wait to get them out of the way most nights!!
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