How many Times do You have to Wake your Teen-up for School in the morning.......

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Standing rule at my house is if I have to wake you more than once then you go to bed a half hour earlier the next night.

Katie - posted on 08/11/2009

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I'm among the fortunate - I don't have to get on to my kiddo about much of anything. I told her she's responsible for getting up and about on time, getting her homework done, and getting to bed at a reasonable hour because she's the one who'll suffer the consequences (being late, poor grades, and being tired the next day) of her actions.

Gloria - posted on 08/10/2009

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The Alarm Clock yes should do the TRICK, but not always, she shuts it OFF and go back to sleep, this is all new now since school started I never had this problem,

My Alarm goes off @ 6am and that's when I take my Meds..................., and so I go and check and see if she's up or not,.............. She goes to bed on time b/c I see to it that she does if not IDK.

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Cara - posted on 09/24/2009

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Sometimes my daughter wakes to the alarm (rarely). I wake her about twice after her alarm goes off. My son in collage wakes to his alarm. When he was in HS, I only had to wake him once. They are different. We do what we need to. After all, I hit the snooze at least twice myself before I actually get up.:-)

Karen - posted on 09/24/2009

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NONE! this is my second teenager, both girls. My oldest who is almost 23, my youngest is 13. When my oldest was probable about 11 or 12, she really started with not wanting to get up and everytime I tried to get her up, it ended in an argument. So I remember my friend and employer once told me a trick she used to get her son to get up for school. So, this is it. I told my daughter on the last day that I HAD to get her up that this would be the last day that I wake her up. She looked at me with a grumpy mean look (the look we all mothers get from time to time), I handed her an alarm clock and told her from now on she was to get up on her own without me. She complained I can't hear a clock. I told her that was fine, if she didn't get up and she missed the school bus that she was still going to school no matter how long it took us to get there. I told her we would walk all the way to school. Which would have been approx. 5 miles. When I told her this I did not joke, smile, or crack a grin, as if to give her any indication that I would not do this. I told her I was serious and not kidding. Thank goodness, we never had a problem after that. She got up on her own, dressed herself and was ready, but you have to be to the point to follow through with what ever alternative option you have given them. If not, then all efforts are lost from there forward. Good Luck in whatever you try, this worked for me and for my yougest who is 13, she sets her own alarm on her phone and I have never had a problem with her. She is very responsible.

Maria - posted on 09/22/2009

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My youngest who is 16, wakes up even before his alarm clock does, so I have no problem with him. On the other hand, my oldest one, who is 17, has the darndest time waking up in the mornings even with an alarm clock! He turns his alarm clock off when it rings, so his brother wakes him up 5 minutes after he gets done in the shower. Thank goodness for a more disciplined younger brother and son!

Christina - posted on 09/22/2009

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I had the same problem last year with my 14yr old. She was late for school 17 times, and the school would call me and send me letters, I didn't understand that, I finally asked them to implement a consequence at school, like detention or something. This year we started the school year by telling her everyday she was late she would lose her cell phone & computer privledges for a week. So far she has not been late once and we are 33 days into the school season, good luck.

Thandie - posted on 09/22/2009

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Quoting Gloria:

How many Times do You have to Wake your Teen-up for School in the morning.......




I am telling you I thought I was the only one with this problem, my 11 yr old can wake up nicely without even the alarm exactly at 6, but gues what? only on weekends my dear come school days I have to shout at everybody, the 13 yr never wake up, i just told her that we must try save money on bus tickets, lets all leave the same time but the 13 yr old prefer to walk than taking a lift from me. Because their school is not far from home - no lift from me no bus ticket. I hope it will work.

Christy - posted on 09/21/2009

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My son goes back to sleep after the alarm goes off. They say teens need almost as much sleep as toddlers because of the growth spurts and hormone changes they go through. They claim they need at least 12 hours (at least in the early to mid teen years). Maybe she needs to go to bed earlier. That seems to help with my son. Of course with all the activities of high school, it is hard to get in 12 hours of sleep a day. So good luck.

Scarlet - posted on 09/20/2009

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i say once..it depends what time they go to bed at night ..i have a 10 and 13 year old kids...at that age they need at least 9 hours of sleep so they normally go to bed at 8:30-9pm and i didn't have a hard time waking them up at 6am for school....also make sure cellphones and laptop are out of their rooms so you know they are not using it in the middle of the night.

Kelli Jo - posted on 09/19/2009

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I am very lucky to say that my 13 year old gets up on her own every day and gets ready for school. She's a very responsible girl and I'm very proud of her. I have to be to work long before she has to get up for school so by her being so responsible it makes my life easier as well!

Dawn - posted on 09/17/2009

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hey how are you doing? What time is your kid going to bed and what does he do a couple of hours before bed? Well at least the hour before bed. I use to have that problem and now i dont that is why i am asking

Nicole - posted on 09/17/2009

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My 13 yr old sleeps right threw the alarm clock, and the alarm on his cell! This has been going on for 2 long and wont get up when my other kids tell him too. I work late and so 3 days i do not have to go into work til 11 am, there is no reason for me to have to get up at 6 to make sure he is up. I told him he has one more time not to b up on his own and I will buy him a plane ticket quicker than i have ever bought anything in my life (will send him to chicago with his dad) so far so good!

Dawn - posted on 09/06/2009

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I think in two years I have woke my son up who is 14. He wanted to get up early to go on the computer and watch tv before school. So I told him I am not getting up even earlier for that and that he would have to set his own alarm clock and now he does. He even started to wake his sister up. So I can say I got lucky on that.

TAMMY - posted on 08/25/2009

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MY OLDEST 2 KIDS HAVE ALWAYS GOT UP FOR SCHOOL ON THEIR OWN AND WERE VERY GOOD ABOUT IT. MY YOUNGEST (ALMOST13) ALWAYS ASKS FOR 5 MORE MINUTES..THE ONLY REASON THAT I WAKE HER IS THAT I HAVE TO BE TO WORK THE SAME TIME AS SHE GOES TO SCHOOL SO SHE LEAVES THE HOUSE WHEN I DO AND I CARPOOL HER TO SCHOOL WITH HER BEST FRIEND AROUND THE BLOCK.

Chris - posted on 08/20/2009

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4-5 times in middle school. but now that she's going to high school, I hope tings improve. The bus leaves 40 minutes earlier this year. I think if she ends up missing the bus this year, I'll start charging her for gas!

Tina - posted on 08/19/2009

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My 16yr. old son sets his alarm and cell phone...but often needs a push to get vertical. One reminder usually works...if not then I get out the water gun!

JANICE - posted on 08/17/2009

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I START AT 6:AM AND USUALLY THEY ARE UP BY 9: AM IF I AM LUCKY, NOW WITH SCHOOL STARTING IT'S EVEN WORSE

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OMG...I feel like I need a bullhorn to get my 17yr old up; he will lay there until the last possible minute, but the other 4 are good about getting up on time.

DEBRA - posted on 08/14/2009

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EVERY MORNING MY 15 YEAR OLD I GO IN ROOM TWICE AND ALL HE WANTS IS 5 MORE MINUTES OR SAYS DID YOU GET HIM UP FIRST



Quoting Gloria:

How many Times do You have to Wake your Teen-up for School in the morning.......





 

Jane - posted on 08/14/2009

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I have one that gets up by himself and sets his alarm clock and my daughter has to be told two to three times, but by that time she has already lost a privilege if she has to be told more than once. My son is 14 and my daughter is 15 1/2"

Tiffany - posted on 08/14/2009

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None! My 13 y o gets herself up! Take teen to store to help pick out alarm, and say nothing more!

Heather - posted on 08/13/2009

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I have to wake mine up about 15 times! She has her alarm clock set, and I have multiple alarms. It is a daily war to get her out the door in the morning!

Jodi - posted on 08/13/2009

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When my daughter was in middle school I use to give her 1 warning and then I got the water out. Once she got into high school I figure that she needed to learn responsibility so if she didn't get herself up on time then it was her problem to get herself to school. I would not clear her absence, she would have to pay the consequences of not getting to school.

Debbie - posted on 08/13/2009

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I wake mine once....just before I leave for work...then she is on her own...she's plenty old enough and needs to learn responsibility.

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Colleen, mine is ZERO too. We homeschool, LOL. Life is so pleasant without bells and whistles to start our day.

June

Juanita - posted on 08/13/2009

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lol...I use to have to wake her up every day but once she got her a summer job and I told her I would not be waking her up and if she is late that is her fault she is missing money, she started getting up on her own. Sometimes they need alittle push in the right direction...

Carolyn - posted on 08/12/2009

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DS now 19 didn't like to get up. I chose to drive my kids to school at the time and then go to work. One day he didn't get up, so DD and I quietly left the house. He heard my car start and called me asking "How am I supposed to get to school?" I told him to figure it out. All the bikes had flat tires, so he had to start walking. About 1-1/2 miles into a 3 mile walk, the neighbor passed him from taking his own grandson to school, and picked him up and drove him the rest of the way. That took care of it for the most part. Occasionally I woke him after that, but rarely. He's now 19, and I also don't wake him for work or help pack his lunch when he's running late.

Andrea - posted on 08/12/2009

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One way my daughter's fiance was awakened by his parents was kind of funny. His dad would keep a bowl of ball bearings in the freezer and he would put them in the bed with him. Better than wet sheets because you can't move away from them. They will follow you to the lowest point on the bed - wherever your body is. Hmmmmmmm... maybe I should try this with the 14 year-old.

Andrea - posted on 08/12/2009

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so many I lose count. My son, 14, is dead to the world until he is jumped on and shaken repeatedly. Dad and I tag-team him. It keeps the frustration down.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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But what's to stop them from going back to sleep? That's why the ice water and mattress coveres with a plastic lining. The cover protects the mattress from getting wet and the water makes the bed too uncomfortable to remain in bed. It dries while they're at school.

Pam - posted on 08/12/2009

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I am not a morning person and my teens aren't either. They have their own alarms clocks but I'll check on them in the mornings to make sure they are up. Sometimes it takes one time, sometimes it takes 5. Singing LOUDLY and CHEERFULLY irritates them enough to growl at me at that point I know they are awake!

Norma - posted on 08/12/2009

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Last year it seems like 5 phone calls! This year none! So, far its only been a week.....

Lisa - posted on 08/12/2009

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I have 16 and 18 yrs old boys who are both juniors and I need to wake them both up and my hubby gets upset cause he thinks they're old enough but they dont/wont wake up to alarm

Karen - posted on 08/12/2009

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My son is 14 and hates it when I come in to wake him. He said he can get up on his own. What a relief! He knows if he misses the bus he is walking to school and it is not close by, about 10 miles.

Tammy - posted on 08/12/2009

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5!!!!!! count them 5 times before she finally gets up me and my fiance argue cause he says she should get up on her own she IS 19 for goodness sake I say everyone eveen adults need help getting up.

Johanna - posted on 08/11/2009

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I have the same rule as teresa if I have to wake my kids more than a few times that night they have to go to bed half earlier.

Lavino - posted on 08/11/2009

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oh lets say 3 or so on a good day! she's a night owl but loves school so once she's up & moving its not a battle o get her out the door

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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My teen girls sleep in the same room. An alarm clock doesn't work 'cause one just buries her head and the other gets up, turns it off, and goes back to bed. So I gave up on the alarm clock. They get one shot to get up and get moving for school. They sleep in the basement. I turn on the lights and announce very loudly that it's time to get up. That's the only warning they get because the next time I go down those steps, it's with a big glass of very cold water. Maybe once a month do I actually have to USE that glass of water. They got the point real quick that I HATE being made to be their alarm clock because they're too lazy to get moving on their own.

Ana - posted on 08/11/2009

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I have a 12 year old daughter and i wake her up at 5 in the morning and i have to go in there aboute 4 times becaues she hates getting up in the morning.

Leigh - posted on 08/11/2009

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Never, mine also have alarm clocks, & I'm generally still sleeping until they all leave the house to get on with their days. If they don't get up on time, then they miss the bus, which has a huge knock on effect, because I'm not accountable to the school to be in class on time. If mine can have themselves up & ready to go to work, or to play sport or to hang out with mates, then they certainly can have themselves ready for school. They're not babies, so should be treated like ones.

Nancy - posted on 08/11/2009

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Nikki has gotten up the first time every time I called her since I dripped ice water on her when she wouldn't get up once. At least I didn't have to dump in on her like my dad did to my brother when we were growing up.

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