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How to make a 7 yrs.old boy to get up in the morning during school day.

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Asked by ednita2 at 9:53 AM on Nov. 28, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Walk in and pull the covers off of him and drag him out

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:57 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Make sure he gets to sleep at a decent hour. Then waking him up shouldn't be so hard. If he's had enough sleep, then yank off those covers, open the blinds or drapes & when all else fails, there's always a squirt gun ;p

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:05 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Turn on the lights wake his butt up and if that doesn't work... Mayb splash cold water on his face..... Personally I get my 5 yr old up by annoying her til she gets up. Lol

    Answer by rachel216 at 10:07 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Put his alarm clock on top of the wardrobe out of reach so he has to get up to turn it off.

    Answer by goldpandora at 10:12 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Glass of water. I guarantee it'll only take one time of putting the threat into action before just mentioning it will have him jumping up like a bean.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:31 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Alarm clock, wake him up, throw cold water on him.

    Answer by louise2 at 10:32 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • And to be clear... douse the kid with it. I'm not suggesting you offer him a sip.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:47 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Air horn, glass of ice water thrown on him. I usually scream like a banshee then threaten to beat them lol

    Answer by funlovinlady at 11:21 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Pay attention to the front end, whether he's getting to bed early enough to get enough sleep.
    If it's only an issue on school days, assume that there's some dread behind his morning reluctance & give him a listening ear for what a drag school is, or what he hates about it, or how he wishes he didn't have to go. (This doesn't have to be in the morning! You can listen at other times.) Just focus on listening & "getting it" or understanding how he feels. Don't try to send solutions or debate with his points.
    If he seems especially reluctant on some morning, notice it & ask him about his day (find out what they do on Tuesdays, for instance) and if there's anything in particular he's dreading, be openly curious about it (let him vent!)
    You can't change the fact that he doesn't get a choice about going, but making space for any negativity he feels can help a LOT in moving through the feelings that cause him to drag. It helps!!

    Answer by girlwithC at 1:36 PM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Ask him if he'd like 30 minutes each morning to do/watch what he likes. Then explain that to do that, HE can always set his alarm to go off 30 minutes earlier so that he can do/watch XYZ each morning....wait for it...

    AFTER HE GETS DRESSED AND EATS BREAKFAST. If he hasn't done that FIRST, then he can't do/watch XYZ.

    Then make sure he goes to bed an extra 30 minutes earlier so he still gets 8 hours sleep.

    My son LOVED that idea...a. that he was given a choice! b. that he can set his alarm for regular time or earlier. (Sometimes he actually does want to sleep the extra time.) c. that he gets to start his day off with something fun before school puts him in such a good mood. d. we no longer have morning stress battles...our mornings are pleasant, happy and ON TIME!

    PS. Before he goes to bed, he has to lay out tomorrow's clothes, pack his backpack and set it with his coat and shoes by the door.

    Answer by vanillaorchida at 3:29 PM on Nov. 28, 2013

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