He goes to bed at 9 pm each night..But continues to give me a hard time to wake up..I know he doesn't like school. His bus comes at 6:52 am. In elementary school the bus came at 8:20. Now it is quite early. I can't get him to bed at 8:30. it is still kinda light out. Any advice?? I tried the squirt bottle of water, alarm clock constant ring. I'm about to go buy a trumpet! Any advice from the parents of hard to get up children.Answer Question
Answer by bubblycute at 12:29 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:32 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by Gracelynn2011 at 12:43 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by sunshine58103 at 12:54 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:02 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
If all else fails.... make it his responsibility. Why are you trying so hard? I know he is still a child. But what would it hurt to let him be late? No college is going to remember that he got detention for being late for school in middle school. But what he will remember if you continue to assist him each morning with rolling out the door - that someone has to take care of him instead of taking care of himself. If he isn't dressed by the time the bus comes, he goes in his pajama bottoms. Doesn't have his hair brushed or teeth? Goes with stinky breath. If he likes girls then he will care. Sounds mean but the natural consequences beat having to argue with a teen every single day and doing the rat race to school. My suggestion: let him fail a few times. By that, I mean let him be late. If he is late, talk to the school and let them dish out a consequence for him.
Answer by frogdawg at 6:35 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by sahlady at 6:38 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by frogdawg at 6:40 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
wow... I answered before reading the other responses... some of those are down right mean. I have to say that may get him up on time but it wont do a dang thing for your relationship. I think I would try some positive rewards before I would choose some of those options.
Answer by sahlady at 6:40 PM on Aug. 29, 2010