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Facebook Post Recommending Kids’ Bedtimes Goes Viral

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Kids Bedtime

A chart posted by Wisconsin elementary school outlining the times children should go to bed depending on their age and the time they have to wake up has gone viral.

“Helpful information!” Wilson Elementary School captioned the photo on their Facebook page.

The post has gotten an overwhelming amount of attention with thousands of comments and nearly 400,000 shares.

The chart, which features early bedtime recommendations, has gotten mixed reviews with some parents agreeing and others calling it unrealistic.

“I guess no one following this chart does any after school activities or sports or has time for dinner or homework,” one woman commented. “When do they have time to play or spend time with family?” another mom asked.

Other parents thought the chart was accurate, saying that it mirrors the bedtimes in their homes.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, children ages 3 to 5 typically need 11 to 13 hours of sleep each night, while kids ages 6 to 13 should get 9 to 11 hours of sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also says school-aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep per day.

Take a look at the chart below and tell us what you think! What is bedtime for your children?

Kids Bedtime chart

See Facebook post here.

(Photo Credit: iStock)