Well as a child I would always stay up past bed time. This is the first time he's been caught, so tell him if you ever see it again then you will take away his phone,laptop, ds, game, or something he really likes.
Ask him why he was still awake.If he doesn't do this a lot, just calmly tell him you don't approve of his late hours and would appreciate if he follows house rules with respect. Let it go..He was in the house and he didn't have school..Don't sweat the small stuff...Maybe he had a problem bothering him and needed to think about it..
If it's simply disobedience and there are no sleep issues then I would suggest an earlier bedtime tonight. My daughter has insomnia which I'm sure she got from me. We often find ourselves both up in the middle of night. I usually let her just watch tv and she falls asleep in my chair.
Well if he is already staying up and he keeps getting up let him do it for awhile and he starts getting tired on school days watch his grades drop he will know his consequence or tell him his consequence is a surprise, anticipation sensation!
It wasn't a school night so I wouldn't make that big of a deal out of it. My kids are grown 19 and 27 so I've walked these fires. If that's the worst thing he's done he's a great kid!!!!! Just get him up early the next morning to do a few chores and don't let him sleep during the day. I wouldn't do much more than that. Now go give him a hug he's a good kid!!!!!
Well, I don't think you should make a big deal out of him staying up late. It's not a school night, after all. On the other hand, you told him to go to bed by 11:00. He chose to disobey. If he doesn't respect you over little things, it could be a problem later when he ignores you over things that actually matter. In this case, I would give him a natural punishment -- make him get up early after getting little sleep. If he has a habit of disobedience in general, take things away that are important to him. As he becomes a teenager, it is important that you two have a good relationship based on mutual trust and respect. :D
If it isn't a school night he should be allowed to stay up late. It is the weekend.... Teens like to stay up all night and sleep all day...That is what we doo. BUT then again you did tell him to go to bed and he didn't listen. So I say next time he does that wake him up early and then maybe he will learn.
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what makes him Stay up till late late! whats one thing he loves doing ... Computer,Ipad,Tv, Talking on social Media? Have a family Chat and talk about things that he will be grounded from if he keeps on ignoring when its time to go to bed.. make a roster when its bed time and put it on the fridge or Private place and when its 11:00 he needs to tick it off to say hes going to bed If he doesnt then Set some grounding Rules! a good Parent disciplines There Children "He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him sometimes." "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." Teach him to to Do all things without grumbling or questioning, in a way he understands..
I don't see what's the problem . It's a non school night . !! Calm down . Let him be a kid !!! & Stop worrying . i started cutting myself when I was younger because my dad made me worry like that so much . Just stop you aren't helping him .
I did that when I was that age. Start taking things from him one by one and check on him at 11:00 and after every hour. If you catch him awake check every 45 min, then 30min then 25, ect. But give him some space too, sit down with at the table and ask him when he wants is bedtime to be. Come to an agreement but there has to be conditions. If he is grumpy or snappy at the bedtime y'all agreed on, 30 min earlier, ect, but make sure he can earn it back by doing, work or chores, good grades, that kind of thing.