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Do You Have Tips For Waking Up Your Teens?

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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5 Stages of Morning Wakeup Hell With a Teenager (GIFS)

by Rebecca Stokes 11 minutes ago

sleepy teenGetting up in the morning when you aren't naturally a morning person can be rough. But, as adults who live in the world and have jobs and things, it comes with the territory. We get used to it. You know who isn't quite yet accustomed to the awful that it is getting up when your alarm clock goes off? Teenagers.

Who among us has not borne witness to the horrific experience that is waking up a teenager who has zero desire to get up and seize the proverbial day? Sure, they've got an alarm clock, and they are forever crowing about how they are adults, but all that is moot when the buzzer sounds. They are still expecting you to wake them, no matter how horrific that experience may be for all parties involved.

One thing we can all agree on when it comes to waking up teens: It's a process. It's also one hell of a roller-coaster. So here's hoping you've had your coffee before dealing with the kid who still isn't allowed to drink it under your roof. If ever you've had to go through the arduous process of getting a kid up and out the door, we think you'll recognize the 5 stages they go through when you tell them it's time to rise -- shining optional.

1. They Just Sleep Harder

It's funny, you never knew just how soothing you were when you screamed until you had a teenager who only fell deeper and deeper asleep the louder you got.

2. Totally Fool You Into Thinking They're Awake

It's a thing of supernatural splendor how they can make it sound like they've been awake and moving around for hours when really the odds are high that while they're saying, "I'm already up," what they mean is, "I am actually talking to you from a dream right now."

3. They Turn Into a Vicious Monster

So you thought you'd up the ante by removing their comforter, huh? Ha, ha. Oh man. Poooooor you.

4. They Act Like the World Is Ending

No matter how many times you go over it, they still think "7:00 a.m." is a mortal illness.

5. Hold a Grudge

They might be up, they might even be showered, they might even have eaten breakfast (shocking). But if you think they've forgiven you for your "cruelty," you've got another thing coming. Just wait until tomorrow morning comes ...

Do you have tricks for waking up your teen?

by on Mar. 4, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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wakymom
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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 On weekends, I send his 10 y/o brother and/or 8 y/o sister in to wake him : )

 

 

 

MidwestMama55
by Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I did laugh at these! Sounds like when I was growing up! I took a different tactic though with my teens - we don't do wake ups (except for a few RARE occasions). We allow them to suffer the consequences of oversleeping (getting in trouble at school) and that works great for us - problem solved! They get up on their own.

Mom2Boys9501
by Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM
I go in there and turn off the fans. Doing that makes them wake right up.
Buggy979
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:13 PM
Mine have always gotten up on there own for school. The weekends and any break they sleep forever.
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zoo003
by Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

I guess we have just been lucky because we don't have issues getting our kids up.  My 15 year old dd wakes herself up and I wake our 13 year old up.  I just go in and quietly tell him to get up while kind of lightly touching/shaking his arm.  That is all it takes.   

gonecrazi
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:23 PM

 I just start an hour before he needs to get in the shower...

mommyofthezoo03
by Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 3:35 PM

super soaker filled with ice cold water

                                   

cybcm
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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No issues here either. They have alarms, they set them, they go off, they get up. If they don't then they're late for school and they get detention.

Quoting zoo003:

I guess we have just been lucky because we don't have issues getting our kids up.  My 15 year old dd wakes herself up and I wake our 13 year old up.  I just go in and quietly tell him to get up while kind of lightly touching/shaking his arm.  That is all it takes.   

GleekingOut
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Flicking the lights on and off; I also don't leave until they're sitting up. (I'd say out of bed -but if they're sleeping nude, I don't need to know) OR I send the dogs in.

atlmom2
by Susie on Mar. 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mine got up.  They got an alarm clock in middle school and I never had an issue.  I gave them no choice.  No drama. 

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