My 5 year old son has a hard time getting up in the mornings! Any suggestions?

Amanda - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




My son refuses to get up in the mornings!! He is in bed by 8:00 every night and needs to get up by 6:15 every morning. It is a huge battle every morning. Does any one have any suggestions for me?


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Lynn - posted on 09/28/2009




My son has a hard time also. People don't understand how I can put my 6 and 7 yr old to bed at 7:00, but they don't see them in the morning! My son has requested an alarm clock, which we haven't gotten yet. Try asking him what he thinks might help get him up in the morning.

Aubrey - posted on 09/28/2009




Get him an alarm clock. He'll feel like a big boy. Tell him you feel like he's old enough to take on the responsibility of getting out of bed on time. Show him how to set it, and how to turn it off. My son responded really well to this, and also wakes his sister up in the morning!

Mindi - posted on 09/27/2009




I just watched "The Nanny" and they had this same problem. She said to give them a pre-wake up (try 6:00) when you go in and gently tell them it's time to wake up and turn on a soft light (lamp). Then you go in 10 minutes later and tell him it's time to get up. You set his clothes out the night before, and when you wake him, you tell him he needs to get dressed and come out and surprise you, and that you will be in the kitchen getting his breakfast ready. She said the main thing was to remain calm and give him the time to do it himself. If he tells you he's not going to get dressed, tell him he will have to leave the house with his pajamas on. On the show, the mother actually had to do this one day, and the daughter got dressed every day after that.

Lorena - posted on 09/26/2009




Put him to bed earlier than usual. When I wake my son for bed, I lay down with him, caressing him, kissing him, and tickling him. He wakes up and gets up in a very good mood when I do that. He hugs me and says I love you, beautiful. I make him feel good and he makes me feel good, we`re both happy!!!

Jodi - posted on 09/10/2009




My son at that age was a really big sleeper. He needed 12 hours a night or he just didn't cope. I used to have to have him up by 7:30, so he was in bed at 7:30 in the evening. It was really tough to do that, given I never got home from work until 6pm, but he really needed the sleep or it was unbearable.

Judy - posted on 09/09/2009




Try putting him to bed earlier. My daughter has to be up no later then 7:00. I put her to bed at 8:00. She wakes up on her own. So maybe he needs a extra hour of sleep. I hope this helps.

Samantha - posted on 09/09/2009




Try putting him to bed an hour earlier! wont hurt as he obv needs extra sleep, mayb hes having a growth spurt!

Also try setting up a reward chart, and praise him highly when he does get out of bed when asked.

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