I am considering donating all the beds in the house to charity. My kids, all teenagers (19, 17, 14) are apparently robots who don't really require sleep. Perhaps they plug themselves in right along with their iphones and laptops each night to recharge?
My 11 yo goes to bed at 9ish - usually she is asleep by 9:30 (she gets up at 6:30).
On weekends/breaks/summer - all bets are off. I don't care and I don't regulate (except that crabby babies are not allowed in the common areas of the house. So whiny, pouty behavior (myself included) goes to the bedroom!!!!
7 year old boy in 2nd grade - 8:30pm on a school night
4 year old girl in daycare - 8pm on a school night
Both kids go to bed closer to 9pm on weekends and days they can sleep in. Although both rarely sleep in too much later than normal wake up time. They both wake up around 7am on school days and won't sleep too much past 7:30am on weekends.
7 y.o. - 7:00 pm
14 y.o. - 9:30 pm on school nights, later on weekends. He's good about going to bed when he's tired. Usually he goes to bed between 10:00 and 11:00 on weekends. He likes to watch movies with his dad. :)
I know that my grandchildren stay up later. The almost 2 year go goes to bed at 8pm and the 5 year old around 9 or 10. Their parents work full time and if they did not stay up later they would never see their parents.
My 5yo goes to bed around 7:15-7:30 on school days because he has to be up at 6. Getting enough sleep is SO underrated...they need it badly. When my son had some difficulty with meltdowns at school the FIRST question they asked was "how much sleep does he get?".
I guess what time they go to bed depends on what time they have to get up and how many hours they need at their age. Since a 5yo needs at least 10 hours and mine needs to be up at 6, he should be sleeping by 8. The 7ish bedtime allows him the time he needs to konk out by 8 :)
My kids go to bed when they are tired. no later than 10. I had anxiety when I was young about going to bed and would not put that on my kids. But my 8yr goes by herself at 9pm. and 15 and 13 can make their own decision.
my 5 year old goes to bed at 8pm when with M. on school nights up at 6:45 but when with her dad she goes to bed around 9pm and gets up around 7:15 on the weekends it varies, if theres something fun going on and kids and friends over or were visiting people all bets are off, but on normal weekend nights 9pm
my 2yo twins has been going to bed around 7ish PM since 18 months. They wake up around 6:15am on weekdays for daycare. They get a 2hr nap after lunch. On weekends, I let them stay up but they tend to go to bed around the same time anyhow but I let them sleep until they are ready to get up which is usually around 7-8am. They still take their 2hrs nap. I think they just catch up on their sleep!!
6 year old - approximately 8 pm. This has gotten earlier - until he was 1 it was about midnight, then approximately 9 pm. When he started a program that required him to get up at 7:30, we went to 8 pm.
Ours have a 9pm bedtime and they get up around 7-7:15 in the morning, no naps. It is borderline not enough rest but I prefer to have a life than sit at home when the sun is shining outside so the kids can go to bed. I hated my parents the whole time I was a kid. The neighbors would stand outside my windows on their bike seats and make fun of me for going to bed so early.
If you get up at 5am or so then I would think your bedtime is right but if they get up later I would never put them down that early. More like 8:30 for the 2 the same age then the older one at 9. I know it takes them a while to wind down and get to the point they can relax and sleep but this is really early for school age kids.
My 5 and 2 year old go to bed at 7:15-7:30. They are both up around 5:45 to get ready for school and daycare. My hubby and I both work fulltime but we still give them an early bedtime, they need their sleep.
I have 8 yr old twins that go to bed at 8:00 on school nights. My 13 yr old goes to bed at 9:00-9:30 on school nights. They all get up at 6:30 am to get ready for school. And sleep in till around 7:00 am on the weekends. On weekends they all go to bed when they are tired. The twins, usually around 9:30ish. The 13 yr old around 11:00 ish.
What I did to determine their bedtimes was slowing extending their bedtimes by about 30 mins, and getting them up at regular time. I knew what bedtime worked best for them when they weren't cranky and acting tired all day. I could tell a big difference in their behavior when I put the twins to bed at 8:30pm vs. 8:00pm! They were so cranky and grouchy, so I moved the bedtime back to 8:00 pm, and now I have much more pleasant kids! I occasionally extend their bedtimes by a half hour, to see if their need for that much sleep as lessened, but so far it has not.
Hope this helps! :-)