My kids have a strict 8:00 bedtime. This is mostly for my sanity lol. We bathe, brush our teeth, read a story, and go to bed. They usually get up around 7. I really like to have my "me" time from 8pm until I go to bed. : )
mine doesnt sleep til closer to 9 during the week...and right now he is still awake but will have him in by 10. he is not in preschool yet but come school time it will be between 8 and 9 pm anyway as we live very close to the school.
during the school year, I like for them to be in the bed at eight
during the summer, sometimes they have been in bed at eight- other times it is nine or maybe later- they still have never asked "it is summer time, can we stay up later?" LOL so I've never said anything about it
we brush our teeth of course and up until here recently, I have rocked the youngest to sleep- they just started sharing a room this past week so now he doesn't want to be rocked :( they have been talking and playing some after I put them to bed- which is fine- part of growing up with a brother and sharing a room?? not that I'd know though cuz I never had a sister to share a room with