Adapt to your child’s pace
The example above highlights the importance of the hourly interval. In fact, scientists do not suggest a fixed amount of sleep based on age, because every individual is different. Just like adults, some children are very heavy sleepers while others are not. It is very easy to spot the rhythm of your toddler. Particularly during the weekends when the mandatory wake up time no longer exists.
A 9-year-old, going to bed at 8 p.m. and always waking up at 6 a.m., only needs 10 hours of sleep. In that case, if the weekday wake-up time is scheduled for 7:00 am, it means he is going to bed a little too early and that you could potentially let him stay up until 9 p.m.
In other words, all you have to do is adapt to your children. You know them better than anyone and you can tell whether they are tired or not. A rested child will be healthier, happier and more able to adapt to his daily life, especially at school.