Post # 1
What time is appropriate for kids to go to bed? My girlfriend from work has a 4 year old son and a 6 year old daughter, and her daughter has been falling asleep during the classes “brain break.” She has always had them in bed by 8:30 and is wondering if it should be pushed back to 8…what are your thoughts???
Post # 3
DS is 7 y/o and his bedtime has always been 7:30/8:00… with the exception of Sundays and Wednesday b/c we have service so it’s as soon as we get home, usually right about 9.
Kids that age should be getting around 12 hours of sleep a day. So if they do not take naps they should get almost that much sleep at night.
DS sleeps from 11-13 hours a night.
When I was pregnant with DS YEARS ago now (lol) I read that not getting enough sleep plays alot into behavior and even learning abilities b/c all that the young brain is doing and that it only does it while sleeping… SOOOO I’ve just always set an early bedtime.
Post # 4
if her daughter is falling asleep during school then she def needs a later bed time. my son is 5 and he is bed by 8 every night. But he is in kindergarden that is full day and they take naps every day.
Post # 6
I’m sorry….I didn’t specify…they have “Brain Break,” which is meant for them to sleep…its in school nap time…her children are not falling asleep at times they shouldn’t be sleeping, or during class…she’s concerned because most kids do not fall asleep during this time. She has to wake up for school at 6:30 in the morning.
Post # 7
Dr. WebMD says that children between 3-6 need 10-12 hours of sleep per night. So, if she wakes up at 6:30, she could be in bed, asleep by 7:30 and not be getting too much. However, 8:30 still puts her getting 10 hours, which is technically enough.
Is it possible she is also not actually asleep at 8:30? Kids are pretty good at pretending to sleep when, in fact, they are not. I learned that lesson years ago as a babysitter. 🙂
Post # 8
Im a kindergarten teacher and a parent of a 12 year old. kids need sleep. I tell my students parents 10 hours. sometimes with different schedules its impossible but I aimed for early bedtime.
Post # 10
My stepson is 5 and his bedtime is 7:30. It only gets extended on weekends the odd time if we’re doing something special or fun, but we try to stick to the 7:30 time as much as possible. He’s been in that routine for as long as I can remember! Sometimes he’ll even ask to go to bed early, that always throws us for a loop, lol! He’s pretty predictable in his solid 12 hours though, any less and he’s a cranky little man.
Post # 11
My exceptionally smart 4th grade student had a 7pm bedtime.
Post # 12
I think it depends. My nieces and nephews are always late sleepers, bed time not till like 930-1000 up the next morning for school. But they are always raring to go every day.
My husband’s nieces on the other hand if they are not in bed by 7pm boy oh boy are they cranky pants, little piss pots.
In your friend’s case it sounds like they need more sleep!