I think I am like you, MAJORMOM7. I go by what school they go to. DD#1 is in middle school so she goes to bed at 9, but next year when she goes to high school it will probably be extended to 9:30. Whereas DD#2 is finishing up elementary school this year so she goes to bed at 8:30, which will change to 9 next year. They always know that they have the option to go to bed earlier if they want, and on the weekends they get much more flexibility.
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I try to get mine to bed by 10:00 also. If they have tests, I let them study as long as they need to. But, if they have no homework, I try to encourage them to go to bed as early as possible. DS loves to go to bed early, but also wakes up early and gets going. DD never wants to go to sleep and it takes her a very long time to get up in the morning.
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