View Poll Results: What bedtime would you set for your ten year old kid?

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  • 9pm.

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Thread: When do you think ten year old children should be going to bed?

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    Default When do you think ten year old children should be going to bed?

    Pretend you're a parent with a ten year old kid (if you actually are, even better). When do you set their bedtime?
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    Depends on the child. My son, for example, is so set on a schedule and has been since he was little that whether he falls asleep at 7 or at midnight he will always be up between 5 and 6 am. So letting him stay up later doesn't cause him to sleep in and get the same amount of sleep.

    When he is 10 he will have school and whatnot and it will really depend on how tired he gets at what time and how well he functions the next day. I would say base negotiable bedtime would be 9:30.

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    10 years old?

    9 PM probably.

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    Yeah, 8-9PM, I think.

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    8pm, I'd say. Up it to 9pm at 13 or so.

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    10pm, let them get used to boobs and swearing on TV

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    Nine hours before whenever I need to wake them up for school. Weekends they can stay up however late they want and will inevitably fall asleep around eleven anyway.

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    9pm. My bedtime was 9pm on a school night when I was ten. You've crossed into the double-digits, so I think a little bit of extra time should be given. It also teaches children responsibility when it comes to sleep...like, oh, you're tired because 9pm might be too late for you? Maybe you should go to bed earlier. Or whatever. I've also always LOVED sleep, so I never fought it.

    I think the better poll question would be what age should your kid no longer have a bedtime. And to that I'd say 14/when you enter high school.
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    Not under my roof! While you are still in school, you'll have a bedtime.

    I made poor decisions all my teenage years staying up until 2, 3, 4am (thanks to this very site and my mother never being home) and I would not want my childrens' schoolwork to suffer as mine did.

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    Well, that's a very good point. I still think it's a bit ridiculous to make a 17-year-old go to bed at 9pm. xD Maybe like, 11pm. I guess I'm just going off of my own experience. Like I said, I always wanted and needed lots of sleep, so it wasn't a struggle for me. And I was a very good, focused, and motivated student without my parents' involvement, so that's probably part of the reason I never had a bedtime after the age of 12 or 13.

    I did have a curfew all through high school. 11pm on week nights unless I was out for a school activity (because sometimes play rehearsals went to midnight or after...I know, responsible for high school teachers keeping kids out that late xD), and 1am on weekends. After I graduated, I stopped having a curfew, although I did still have to tell my parents when I was planning on being home. That was mostly a courtesy so if I was late, they knew to start worrying. I've always been incredibly punctual, so there's that as well.
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    Between 8-9pm, I think. On a Friday & Saturday, they can stay up later.

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    I don't have a kid, but it would probably be around 9. If the kid was anything like me, he or she wouldn't mind going to bed around then anyway. The weekends or holiday's I would let the kid stay up late within reason, but if school or something else important is going down, then bed time for him or her!

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    I'd say 10 as an upper-limit. And I agree with Jinx that at some age, most kids should stop having any strict bed time whatsoever. This can vary, though; if the kid is a terrible hellion like Shorty apparently was, an enforced bedtime may be in the kid's best interest. But I stopped having a regularly-enforced bedtime when I was 12 or so, and I was fine with it. I'd generally go to sleep between 11-12 on weeknights after that.

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    9 and a half hours before I have to get them to school unless theres a really good movie on or something.

    When they are self sufficient enough to keep their grades up and get themselves to school without me having to drag them out of bed then they can sleep whenever they want as long as they keep the noise down after I've gone to bed.
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    I had a bedtime until I was about 12 years old at which point my mom decided that it we would no longer go to bed without the entire family wishing each other goodnight. For the record my family was gigantic (8 people) and people had bizarro schedules so there were frequently nights when we were up to 11pm or 12am (even my younger siblings)

    Finally when I got to about college age I was able to start going to bed when I wanted to and not have to stay up until all the middle of the night

    NEVER AGAIN. My kids are actually getting a good bedtime.

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