• If you ask him to be in his room by that time, I don't think that's unfair. However, whether you like it or not, at that age, they don't always sleep that early. (Due to how teens work, their cycles actually keep them up later and have them sleep in later! It's something natural.) Anyway, after that, if he chooses to stay up, he'll learn. I personally go to bed about 12:30 on "school" nights. I'm 18. Then again, I don't wake up until 7:30 or 9:30 depending on the day. Why don't you have an open discussion about what is best for him WITH him. Maybe he can give you some ideas on if he thinks it's fair or unfair.
  • I would say it depends on how well they get up in the morning for school.
  • Personaly I think 10 is a little early as many teens struggle to sleep before 11ish. But at 16 hes probably a little to old for you to 'send' him to bed. I would be best perhaps to sit down at talk to him. Hope that helps.
  • No! Everyone needs 8 hours sleep, especially youth. He probably has to get up around 6 to get ready for school, right? And, if you figure he won't actually go to sleep until 10:30 or 11:00 that even takes it out to 6:30 or 7:00. Sounds about right to me. And, 16 IS still a kid!
  • i dont think so, thats around the time i went to bed at 16
  • I think a bedtime should be determined by whether or not they can get up independently in the morning.

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