Routines are really a stabilizing and balancing factor in little guys lives. As a substitute teacher, I've seen these kids know exactly at what point I've changed their daily schedule, even in the least. :) They are funny that way. :)
Remember that this age child is still needing 12 hours of good restful solid sleep at nite. Their brains and bodies need this rest to repair and balance. Depending on what time he needs to leave the house in the morning, I would decide his wake time. Be sure and give him plenty of time to freshen up, and have time to visit with mom and dad before leaving home.
Remember, too, that his little body is growing fast so be sure he gets a perfect breakfast for it to grow on. Sugar foods will spike his insulin and then make it drop so I would prob. leave off pancakes, cereals, jelly, juices. This summer teach him a good habit of eating protein, fruit(fresh or cooked), a piece of bread...
at 9:10 AM on Jun. 5, 2009