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Old 09-18-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Lots of parents don't have bedtimes as their kids get older. The idea being if you stay up to late....you suffer the consequences the next day.
Like I said, if you had to get four sleepy children out of bed, fed, and out the door before the bus to come...you'd know it's not just them that are suffering the consequences.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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I don't know about that - after seeing the thread about start times of schools, I would venture to say there are a good number of teens having to get up that early.

My 16 year old gets up at 6am every morning - so that he has time to shower and get ready for school and make his lunch - he leaves by 6:55 ish. If he wasn't driving himself, he'd be leaving even earlier. Last year he was getting up at 5:45.

I don't have a bedtime for him. He regulates himself. On the weekends he'll sleep in pretty late.
My oldest is 16 too. But, I'm worried he would take advantage of being able to 'regulate himself' and stay up all night. Here, the latest you can sleep in on the weekends is 10. But, I appreciate you understanding the importance of waking up early.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: maryland
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Like I said, if you had to get four sleepy children out of bed, fed, and out the door before the bus to come...you'd know it's not just them that are suffering the consequences.

Well i wouldn't do it until they hit 14 or 15....and by then they will get themselves out of bed .
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Well i wouldn't do it until they hit 14 or 15....and by then they will get themselves out of bed .
True, true. Although my 'middle child', who's almost 14, will NOT move out of bed if he stays up late. And that's why it's important for them to go to bed early.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: WI
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Because generally as the kids get older the time they go to bed is extended....and most people don't have a wakeup call and not that early either lol.
Actually, as teens get older, they need more sleep. They have so much more going on during the day than a 6 or 7 year old and a much heavier work load at school. There's a reason you always here teens say "I'm tired" at school- they're not getting to bed early enough.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: maryland
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Actually, as teens get older, they need more sleep. They have so much more going on during the day than a 6 or 7 year old and a much heavier work load at school. There's a reason you always here teens say "I'm tired" at school- they're not getting to bed early enough.

They are growing of course but i am not going to force them to bed. Part of them becoming adults is being mature enough to know they need enough sleep.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Like adults, kids are creatures of habit.
Good habits, grumpy habits.
Kids fit into the structure you create.
Adults are in charge.
They set the tone.
Given half a chance kids will stay up all night and not care about the consequences the next day. They are just not that mature.

I think that comes in when they hit 40
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: WI
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Well i wouldn't do it until they hit 14 or 15....and by then they will get themselves out of bed .
PM, honestly I don't see why you're arguing with someone who actually HAS teens (you have little ones, correct?). As your kids get older you'll see there is a huge benefit to having them go to bed at a reasonable time (in our house, they have to be in their rooms by 9:30 to start winding down and ideally they should be asleep by 10).
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: maryland
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True, true. Although my 'middle child', who's almost 14, will NOT move out of bed if he stays up late. And that's why it's important for them to go to bed early.

A bucket of water
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: maryland
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PM, honestly I don't see why you're arguing with someone who actually HAS teens (you have little ones, correct?). As your kids get older you'll see there is a huge benefit to having them go to bed at a reasonable time (in our house, they have to be in their rooms by 9:30 to start winding down and ideally they should be asleep by 10).

I'm not arguing i am discussing and giving my views is all. It works for his family and that's all that matters. He was curious on why the time issue out of all his rules was the one most people had issues with.
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