The Great Big Bedtime Debate – why does it have to be such a struggle?

Bedtime is a constant source of conflict in our house at the moment. Our evenings have descended into a cycle of nagging, cajoling, pleading and arguing, culminating with me shouting ‘GO TO BED’ at the top of my voice.

Personally, I think if a child is at primary school, then 8pm is probably late enough on a school night. For secondary, 10.30pm should be the cut-off. Apart from anything, the longer it takes for children to get to bed, the shorter your evening.

I’d love to get your views and tips on this. How do you manage bedtime, and what are your tips?

written by Liz Jarvis