we are working on moving hawk to 8-8:30 now. right now, he does this: 8 am rise; 11 or 12 nap until 1 or 2; nap again either at 4 or 6 for an hour, and then bed time around 9-9:30.
i'd like to get him back to bed at 8:30 to wake at 7 am as he was doing a few weeks ago (before summer hit full on). i think the long day hours messed with him a bit.
but, i think that 8-9 is good for children under 10 in general, and 9:30 is a good bed time until the later teens (16 or so), and then 10-10:30 on weeknights UNLESS they are in a stupid, stupid school district that starts high school at 7 am, such that those kids have to get on the bus at 5:30 or some insanity. anyway, if school starts at 8 or 9--like in normal places--then 10:30 isn't so bad. rise at 7, get to school by 8, and you have 8.5-9 hrs of sleep there.