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TEANAGER TIME FOR BED

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MISSSIXTY2 Wed 17-Aug-11 17:25:27

Hi Guys,currently having a bit of a disagreement with my DS.DS is 14 and on school hols, I have said bed time for him is midnight and that he has to be up by 12 next day.He feels quite strongly that I am being to hard.......I dont......can you tell me what time your teanager goes to bed and does above sound about right?

pointydog Wed 17-Aug-11 17:37:46

I tend to shoo them to bed by 11ish because that's when we go to bed. Not too sure what time they then go to sleep.

I think I go and get them up by 10ish if they're not up.

I haven't had much resistance to this so far so I haven't thought about it a lot. My dds are 15 and coming up 13.

Hellishday Wed 17-Aug-11 17:46:29

Blimey, my dd is nearly 15 and goes to bed by 9.30 in the holidays. She gets up about 7.30.
Ds is 12, is in bed at the same time (but could stay up later if we let him) but sleeps in till 8.30.

Tortington Wed 17-Aug-11 17:48:03

10pm unless weekend and up for midday. tbh they were anyway,

carpetlover Wed 17-Aug-11 17:51:38

Mine aren't teenagers yet but I would have said 11ish for a 14yr old during school hols. I wouldn't want my 14yr old up watching crap afetr we've gone to bed.

I think midnight is very reasonable. Could you agree on him being in his room by midnight even if he doesn't go to sleep?

GetOrfMoiSamsungFridgeFreezer Wed 17-Aug-11 17:57:36

DD goes to bed probably a bit earlier than I go to bed - around 11 in the holidays, between 9 and 10 when at school.

I went to bed the other night and she asked if she could stay up downstairs to watch a film - it finished at 1. I was a bit surprised but didn't think there was a problem - she is nearly 16. It felt VERY strange though, going to bed before dd. grin

pointydog Wed 17-Aug-11 18:06:57

AGree. There have been a few instances this summer of us going to bed before the dds. Makes me feel all pathetic grin

GetOrfMoiSamsungFridgeFreezer Wed 17-Aug-11 18:08:45

Yes, I call plaintively downstairs 'oh don't forget to turn off the the lights and shut the doors'.

DD: 'yeah, all right mum' <rolling eyes and teenage sighing>

pointydog Wed 17-Aug-11 18:10:10

I've had dd2 opening my bedroom door to say goodnight and I've been lying in bed in the dark. Ffs.

sunbear Wed 17-Aug-11 18:12:38

my 17 year old was still rattling around at 2.30 last night

bruffin Wed 17-Aug-11 18:19:44

Ds 15 next month usually gets ushered to bed when we go, but he stayed up until 5am the other day. He is usually up about 10.
DD 14 next month usually About 10 to 10.30 but she is usually up 8 or 9

Hellishday Wed 17-Aug-11 19:50:40

I often get ds to tuck me in .

MISSSIXTY2 Wed 17-Aug-11 19:51:03

thanks all so based on comparing he is getting a good deal from me and I will stick to my guns......looking forward to the drama of it all not lol...

pointydog Wed 17-Aug-11 20:38:52

hwellish, that can't be right...

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