12 year old bedtime tantrums

(35 Posts)
vicki2010 Sat 11-Jan-14 22:21:49

Can I please have your bedtimes for your 11 and 12 year olds? My ds is driving me nuts with crying and fighting the bedtimes we set EVERY FLIPPING NIGHT!! It's turning me grey, what's the average times please lovely mumsnetters, just so I know I am not completely evil!hmmhmmhmm

2kidsintow Netherlands Sun 26-Jan-14 21:26:31

We start the bedtime stuff at half 8, aiming to be tucked in bed by 9. DD1 is 12 and goes quite easily though. Her idea of heaven is to be lying in the dark in her bed in the quiet.

Her younger sister is another matter however.

sicily1921 Tue 28-Jan-14 15:00:04

Lights out 10.15 pm - up at 7.15am

Dd nearly 11 goes up when she chooses, I'd only intervene if she wasn't getting up for school. During the week it's generally between 10 and half ten and then she reads. At weekends she's often awake past midnight.
It works here, dh and her db's are night owls too so there is always someone about to keep an eye on her.

hells456 Fri 31-Jan-14 16:44:37

DD, 12, goes up at 9.30 and lights out by 10.30.

Friday and Saturday nights it's whenever she is tired or annoying us grin

I have caught her still reading after midnight sometimes, but I turn a blind eye as long as she gets up nicely and isn't grumpy. Any moodiness the next day and I make sure it's lights out on time for the rest of the week.

jungletoes Fri 31-Jan-14 16:51:21

13 year olds are supposed to have 9 hours sleep a night. I'm surprised at some of the late bedtimes being mentioned on this thread. But if it works in your house then that's ok.

jungletoes Fri 31-Jan-14 16:52:44

Should've said my 13yo's bedtime is lights out at 9.30pm but she has to get up at 6.30.

bigTillyMint Fri 31-Jan-14 16:56:00

Is he Y7 or Y8? When ours were in Y7, they had similar bedtimes. Now DS is in Y8 he goes to bed at 10 on weeknights, later on the weekend.

Both say they can't go to sleep till later and I think it's true - something to do with teenage brains, but as DD gets up at 7 and DS at 7.45, they need to be asleep by 11 really.

wannabestressfree Fri 31-Jan-14 17:00:33

Ds1 (16) is generally in bed by eleven
Ds2 (12) in bed between 9.30 and 10.00
Ds3 (10) bed between 8.00 and 9.00

hells456 Fri 31-Jan-14 17:17:28

Forgot to say mine doesn't get up until 7.40.

CremeEggThief Brazil Thu 06-Feb-14 19:44:33

Supposed to be 9.30 lights out for my 11 year old DS on week nights, but sometimes closer to 10...
10-10.30 on weekends usually.

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