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Offline Slbm42

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Bed Time Routine
« on: January 19, 2017, 08:58:03 AM »
Hiya

Just some advise really

Do you think a bedroom night time routine is important

What time do parents in this forum think is appropriate for an 8 year old to go to bed ?

1.    On a school night

2.    On a weekend


Your thoughts would be appreciated


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Re: Bed Time Routine
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 12:09:46 PM »
At that age I'd say yes a routine is still needed and even more so once they hit secondary school. I've always let me lad stay up a little later on Friday and Saturday nights but early on Sunday then set time Mon-Thurs.

I'd say around 8.30 in bed and lights out on Mon-Thursday. The routine is up to you but normally reading or something to switch off and calm down right before lights out x
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Re: Bed Time Routine
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 06:02:35 PM »
I totally do.  Not only for the child but for you too !  You need a chance to breathe, have some space and relax...

The best thing my ex ever did (bless him) was to enforce a strict bed time routine when my kids were toddlers. Bed time meant bed time and there was no messing around. It actually came to the point that they appreciated it too after mad days of rushing around or school.  It used to be 7pm for the first few years, by the end of primary school it crept up to around 8:00pm with half an hour reading.  Weekends stretch 30-60 mins.

Mine are 15 and 16 now and it's become a little more fuzzy though my 15 year old often puts herself to bed earlier than I'd have stipulated. The problem comes now at the other end - I can never get  them out of bed !

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Re: Bed Time Routine
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 10:00:46 AM »
As my little one isn't 8 yet, I can only speak from personal experience from my childhood... but me and my brother were going to bed just before 8 on school nights, and then maybe 8:30ish on a weekend. It seemed to work pretty well, and I had enough energy to get me through the day, so I'll probably be following this routine with my child. Hope that helps!

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Re: Bed Time Routine
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 11:27:55 AM »
My kids are now 17 and 18 and the only routine is that they never get up before 11 ish.  Gone are the days of CBeebies at 5am.....  Would it be mad to  say I kind of miss that? 

The other side of it is the 18 year old now goes out into town on a weekend, and from 10pm until around 3 or 4. THAT really has been hard for me, it's so difficult to rest until she's home or back at her friend's.  Never think it's easier as they get older, the issues just change shape!

Silky x
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