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mumeeee Tue 10-May-05 15:20:16

My 15 year old DD has to be in bed by 10.15 on school nights.She is allowed to stay up later on weekends and holidays and occansionly on schoolnights if there is a film she wants to watch on TV. Do you think this is reasonable. She says this is to early and her friends are allowed to go to bed when they want. She will be allowed to decide her own bedtime when she is 16 as her older sister does. My 13 year old is in bed by 9pm as she tends to get very tired.

colditz Tue 10-May-05 15:40:49

I think it's reasonable, I'm not surprised she doesn't. When I was 15 i would not have thought anything my parents did was reasonable.

mind you, I was vile.

chenin Tue 10-May-05 17:07:59

Hi mumeeee! I think 10.15 is very reasonable for a 15 yr old. My DD is 16 and I try (and it is try!) to get her to bed by then on school nights. She always seems tired and overdoes it a bit with a part time pub job. She has GCSEs just about to start and she has yet another cold! She has always said to me that everyone goes to bed after her, usually midnight or 1am!!! My 13 year old needs her sleep is in bed before 9.30pm.

Jackal Tue 10-May-05 17:43:07

Hmm I think each child is different in this department. I do kind of let them make their own mind up but they are 16 and 17. But difference is my daughter would get up no matter what in the same nice mood, but my son can get up in the mood from hell - though not every time. Think it depends on them if they're a morning person or a night owl.

kama Wed 11-May-05 00:42:02

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kama Wed 11-May-05 00:43:08

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Tortington Wed 11-May-05 09:08:11

mine goes at 10.00 and like yours stays up for the occasional film and on weekends - its very reasonable.

when my kids say "but xxxx's mum lets her stay up/do this" i say - well ask her if she will have you then. if not hard cheese baby!

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