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Bedtime for a 10yr old

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iamdivergent Mon 18-Aug-14 20:09:54

Just that - what time does your 10yr old go to bed. DDs still share a room (dd2 is 6) so reading/tv in room isn't really an option, she would be in living room with us (not that that makes any difference but just for the whole pcture).

Currently they both go to bed at 8pm and get up at 7 am but I am pretty sure that they are not sleeping straight away and dd2 I am having to wake in the mornings so I wonder if she is being kept awake confused she would go straight to sleep if alone I am sure.

ds (7) bedtime is 8.30pm and dd (10) is 9pm on school nights

AugustaGloop Mon 18-Aug-14 20:33:15

DD 11 goes to bed around 9 and lights out at 9.30 . She gets up between 7.15 and 7.30 on a school day. On weekends and holidays we are more relaxed about it, although she often chooses to take herself to bed at that time anyway

DS on a school night goes to bed 8.30/9 & lights out for 9.30. But he has never needed much sleep.
Occasionally he'll go to sleep earlier, depends on his day.

Weekends & holidays, there is guidance smile aim for him to be asleep for 10.30.

BreadForBrains Mon 18-Aug-14 20:41:21

Dd1 is ten. On a school night she goes up at 7:30 to read for half an hour, lights off at 8.
Weekends she goes around 8:30/9.
Summer hols vary, when we were away she was going between 9 and 10, but now back home she tends to be around the 8:30 mark.
I am Home with the 3dc and like them having normal bedtimes so I get some peace!

missknows Mon 18-Aug-14 20:45:05

I teach year 5 and the usual times I hear vary from 7-9 with the handful who go when they want and think they are ultra cool for staying up playing x box past midnight. You can guess which ones are doing better in school!

iamdivergent Mon 18-Aug-14 20:46:40

I pole having time with dh but I feel like dd1 is stopping dd2 from getting to sleep.

I may try and shift dd2 bedtime to 7:35 and dd1 ti 8:30 hmm hard to know what is best tbh

iamdivergent Mon 18-Aug-14 20:52:33

I like not pole confused

doingitlikeaboss Mon 18-Aug-14 20:52:46

My 9 and 11 year old dds get settled with supper and netflix at 8pm and lights of at 9 on a school night, and 10:30 on weekends and school holidays, they tend to sleep in at weekends and holidays until 10:30/11. Wishes dd3 (2) would take their lead.

VeraGrant Mon 18-Aug-14 20:55:20

I have never heard of a 10 year old going to bed at 7pm! Dd goes to bed at 8.30, sleeps around 9pm. And still up with the larks!

Ds2 is 4 and none of his friends are in bed at 7 either.

Maybe I'm just bitter as none of mine have ever needed much sleep...

iamdivergent Mon 18-Aug-14 21:07:52

Both mine did 7 - 7 until age and how I miss it.

Applelicious Mon 18-Aug-14 21:14:14

DDs (10 and 8) go at 8.30 on school nights. DD2 shares a bedroom with DC3 so I get around reading in bed by letting her read in my bedroom before I take her off to bed. smile

BreadForBrains Mon 18-Aug-14 21:49:06

Didn't say in my above post that dd1 shares (by choice, weirdos!) with dd2 who is 8. They go up together.
Tbh they both sleep lots. Well, they were in bed by 8:30 this evening and I won't see them before 9am. They will be up from about 8:30am but read in bed before I force them up!

DS has 3 hobbies on week nights which don't finish until 8.30/9. By the time he has supper/ showered it is getting late.

500smiles Tue 19-Aug-14 07:07:53

DD gets home twice a week from training at 9 and needs supper and a shower before bed so these nights it's closer to 10, but she doesn't need a lot of sleep. I'm aware that is late to lots of people.

Other nights she's usually in bed by 9 but rarely ready for sleep.

SeagullsAndSand Tue 19-Aug-14 07:37:25

On school nights my 10 year old nearly 11 twins are in bed at 7.30 and read until 8.30.

During the holidays it's um quite a bit different.blush

GlaceDragonflies Tue 19-Aug-14 07:44:20

About 8pm but usually not asleep until 8.30/9pm. If they have an activity then that doesn't finish until 8.30pm/quarter to 9 at the latest (which I think is too late really) then it's more like 9.15/9.30

Apparently ALL of his friends go to bed at 9pm. Yeah, right. grin

17leftfeet Tue 19-Aug-14 07:55:08

Dd goes at 9.30 most nights but goes to guides on Thursdays which doesn't finish until 9 so she goes at 10 then

I don't need to drag her out of bed, she has boundless energy -so it's the right time for her

iamdivergent Tue 19-Aug-14 15:12:35

Thats mainly what I am nervous about - that she will be grumpy and tired! I will trial an 8:30 bedtime I think and see how we get on. They do have the odd late night at the weekend and in the holidays

Cheeky76890 Tue 19-Aug-14 15:47:44

7.30 but mine needs his sleep

MirandaWest Tue 19-Aug-14 15:53:22

DS is 10 - his bedtime starts around 8:30 pm ish and I read to him for a while. He probably goes to sleep between about 10 and 10:30. He has cubs one night which finishes around 8:30 and then I need to put DD to bed first so it's later that night. Another night DD has brownies which finishes around 8 so again bedtime gets shifted.

Holidays have been later. I must start shifting things a bit at some point.

ThisIsBULLSHIT Tue 19-Aug-14 15:54:58

Dd11 is going to bed around 9 over the summer but I expect we will aim for a little bit earlier come September as she is starting secondary. Dd5 goes between 7 and 8.

kimlo Tue 19-Aug-14 15:56:57

Half seven to read until 8/half 8. She shares with her sister so she reads in my bed then goes to her own.

It probably is a bit on the early side but we have to be up at 6 and shes very hard to get out of bed in the morning.

TheFantasticMrsFox Tue 19-Aug-14 16:36:28

DS is 10 and on a school night has lights out at 8.30. During the holidays it's more flexible but he is VILE when he's tired and generally gets up at 6.30 whatever time he's gone to sleep (unless it's stupidly late)
Until the last year or so he's still needed 12 hours sleep several times a week <smug>

iamdivergent Tue 19-Aug-14 20:47:35

Thanks all smile

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