by Eva Harrison, 3rd grade
Have you ever wondered “Do kids REALLY need a bedtime?” Well in my opinion they……………. Do. Now I know some kids go to bed whenever they want. But some parents have their kids go to bed at a specific time. Like mine. If you read my WHOLE book then you might say “Well kids really do need a bedtime.”
Kids need a bedtime because they might be really grumpy. If they go to bed at 12:00 or 1:00, they might say I need a nap! They might also be mean to a sibling, or just cry for no reason, or say “NO, NO, NO!!!” That’s why infants to 1 year olds need 12 to 16 hours of sleep. Also 3 to 5 year olds need 10 to 13 hours of sleep every 24 hours. Including naps.
Kids need a bedtime because they might just have 9 meltdowns. Kids can cry a lot, but they always have a reason. But if they go to bed late they might just cry for no reason ALL day. PLUS it will get on your nerves fast. But that is a day in the life of a parent.
Kids need a bedtime because they might stay in bed all day. Kids can be rude, and just like when they didn’t get all the sleep they needed, they’ll say “NO” to everything their parents say. But that will be when they finally get out of bed. Before that it’s like they LIVE in their bed!!!
“Are you done yet? ‘Cause this is a spectacularly looooooong piece.” That’s probably what you’re thinking. And almost. Here is why kids need a bedtime. It’s for good health and just a good attitude in the morning. Or they will stay in bed all day, or be grumpy. That’s why infants need like 12 to 16 hours and teens need 8 to 10 hours. Now if you’re a parent and your child won’t go to bed, there are some tips below.