When we have children, it can sometimes be difficult to get them to go to bed on time.
Our little ones always seem to have endless energy and even when you think they are going to sleep they come back and go crazy.
And if one of the hardest things can be getting them to bed or knowing the best time to let them go to bed so you don’t have to get up early in the morning.
Since we love our children so much, we also need our own beauty sleep. However, a teacher thinks she’s cracked it and has published a helpful guide detailing when she thinks they should go to bed.
It claims that a seven-year-old who has to get up at 7 a.m. has to go to bed at 8:15 p.m., while a 10-year-old who has to get up at 6:30 a.m. has to be in bed at 8:30 p.m.
The post, shared by an educator from Wilson Elementary School, is not new, but has recently resurfaced on social media, reports the Mirror.
The helpful card was first shared by Stacy Karlsen, who narrated it Fox6Now she couldn’t believe the post was going viral.
She said, “It was a shock to me [that the post was shared so much]. I didn’t make it up. I found it on my personal page and I thought, ‘Wow, this is super helpful’. “
Some parents agreed with Stacy that the map was a useful guide.
One mother claimed it “justified” the bed times she already set for her little ones.
“I have four kids – and I catch a lot of bullshit for their bedtime,” she explained.
“Years ago I started setting their bedtime based on how much sleep they need … Glad to see this table justifies the exact times we’ve already established.”
However, not everyone was that impressed.
Another parent compared the rigid guidelines to the military.
She argued, “This is not the military and if I sent my kids to bed at 7pm they would be up by 4am. No thank you … Besides, I would never spend time with them. “
Another commented, “I’m sorry, but this card is absurd. Who puts their child to bed at 6:45 am?”
Others believed that bedtime rules should differ in certain months, depending on whether the child took naps during the day.
Wherever you are on the sleep map, one thing is for sure: bedtimes are a real divisive problem among parents.