Moving our boys to a shared room (step-bros) starting next week. They will have bunk beds. They are 9.5 and 5.5. What should be do about bedtime in a shared bedroom?
The 5.5 year old usually goes to bed by 745pm and 8pm at the latest. He is up about 7:10am to get dressed, eat, etc and be ready for me to take him to school at 8:30am.
The 9.5 year old usually has a 8pm bedtime but he is allowed to read for 15-20 minutes or so. He also is the one that stalls and gets back up "have to go to the bathroom" "have to get kleenex" "forgot to say goodnight" (after Dad officially going in a saying night, etc). He is tired in the morning and has to get up by 7am at the latest and leaves with his dad at 7:30am. He often has trouble moving around, slow-going.
*Should we get a little booklight for him? Same bedtime? Staggered? I think for awhile they might be chatty to eachother from bunk to bunk but should settle with a bit of time.
*Should we go over set rules for the room for them? Ie/ once in bed-staying in bed (no stalling etc because of waking the younger one up?). What would be an appropriate deterrant or consequence for this?