My Teenager Has One Gear (SLOW!): How Can I Get My Teen Motivated to Get Himself Up in the Morning? by Belinda Lichty Clarke
My kid can't get up and go in the morning – and nothing I do seems to work. First, I'm gentle about it, as in, "Hey, it's time to wake up." Five attempts later, I'm just plain frustrated, and then I just get mad.
I know I'm not alone, and that most 15-year-old boys have trouble waking up. I know they need more sleep, too. But what bothers me the most isn't that he keeps falling back to sleep, but that he doesn't seem to care that it inconveniences me. He has no problem making me wait for as long as it takes for him to get it together.
I blame myself for my second son's slow-rolling mentality, because truth is, I probably did "baby" him too much. I picked up after him, etc., and maybe now I'm paying the price.
I've tried taking the XBOX remotes hostage, but he doesn't seem to care. I've threatened to leave without him, but then, of course, I never do.
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