Kids slept early tonight

@kaka135 (14130)
Malaysia
September 1, 2015 4:47pm CST
I have always been trying to put my children to bed early, but they are always very energetic throughout the whole day, even at night. They always have so many things to do before going to bed, and I always have to nag them to turn off the light, though I don't like myself being so naggy. This is the first day my husband returned to work, and my children didn't get to see him before he left for work in the morning. My son told me and his little sister, they have to sleep very early tonight, so they can wake up at 6am, and talk to the dad. After we came back from the park, my son quickly took a shower, had his night snack, and asked the sister to go to bed early. It seems like it's the first time I didn't need to keep asking them, and they just go to bed quietly without delay and chatting much. So, it's good if the children can sleep early and wake up early to spend time with the dad, though they will surely miss the dad while he's at work. What time do you or your kids usually go to bed?
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@Beatburn (3945)
• Philippines
2 Sep 15
On a school day they have to be asleep by 9pm. On weekends we adjust it a bit as long as they take mid-afternoon naps.
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 15
My plan is to get my children sleep by 9pm, and they do not take naps. I tried to let them sleep early, but as staying in the city, the neighborhood is still quite noisy even around 9pm. Sometimes I wish I can stay in the village as people usually sleep earlier, unlike in the city.
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@Beatburn (3945)
• Philippines
2 Sep 15
@kaka135 I live a few kilometers from the city and we find that at around 8 or 9pm the area is relatively quiet unless the neighbors decide to have some karaoke... that's a different story.
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 15
@Beatburn That's good. Sometimes, it's still quite noisy around 12am here. I grew up in the city too, and sleeping around 12am seems to be quite normal even for kids. I think it's really not a good habit, hence I'd like my children to sleep early.
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@sofssu (15024)
2 Sep 15
How cute! I miss those days when my kids were little. One is an adult now and the other is a teen.. they sleep late but for the teen we have time limits. When they were small they always slept around 8.30 and would be up by 6.30
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 15
I know I will surely miss these days when my children grow older. I told my son that too, if he wants to wake up at 6:30am, he has to sleep around 8:30pm, then only he has enough energy for the whole day. He doesn't take nap anymore. It may take a few days for them to adapt to the new bedtime.
@sofssu (15024)
3 Sep 15
@kaka135 It sure does take time to adapt to changes. hope they are motivated enough to do it.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Sep 15
I think that is so sweet. My kids are grown so no bedtime for them anymore . I am usually in bed around 10:30pm
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 15
Thanks. I am glad I have to sleep early together with my children, otherwise I might be a night owl again. I think sleeping around 10:30pm is good.
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• Philippines
1 Sep 15
Your kids are very sweet. They must have missed their dad. My son sleeps around 8 in the evening during school days, wakes up between 5 and 6 in the morning. He's also very active during daytime that he gets tired already early in the evening, so I don't really have any problem putting him to sleep.
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 15
Yes, the children get along with the dad very well. I wish my children can sleep at 8pm, but my target is 9pm at the moment. The children here are sleeping too late, 10pm is considered as early. As I am homeschooling my children, and they are still young, so they wake up quite late in the morning. I think when they wake up early in the morning, they will get to bed earlier.
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