Ask a Waldorf Teacher: How Does Sleeping Factor into Our Lessons

Every Wednesday our members get to ask Waldorf teacher Diane Power questions about their homeschooling experience, Waldorf education and more. These Q & A sessions are posted on the member blog every week so you have access to all the past Q & A sessions. Become a member of Earthschooling to get your questions answered personally every week.

Question from Member: Can you please tell me about older children and sleeping? We always have done 7:30 sleeping and 7 awake… I have a 12, and 11yo. – O.A.

Reply from Diane: Ah! Older children and sleeping!! If there’s no fuss with the current schedule, I would not change it. But know that change is coming. Teens will begin wanting to stay up later and wake later. If this is doable for your family, you may consider beginning the day later once they become teens and adjust the bedtime to still provide ample sleep.


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