Originally Posted by Oriole
I think it's a HORRIBLE idea, and it will never work. You really should rethink it.
Studies have shown, that every child should learn between the hours of 8:36 am and 2:48pm. Everything else is just a waste of time. You let your kid stay up past 8:30pm????
OP, I think it's great if you do that. I'm sure you will have more one-on-one time and help with the toddler if you do that. Perfect! My children unschool but they also both study an instrument and try to practice every day, as their teacher recommends, and after trying many different models and flows to the day, they both prefer to practice beginning at about 9 or 9:30PM. It seems that they have much more productive practices at that
time. Perhaps they inherited my night-owl tendencies.
The thing is that not everyone is so night-owl ish so eventually, if you notice
that your older child would do better completing projects during the day, then you can switch, but by then, chances are you will figure out another schedule (and your toddler will be older).