How to wake up a child in the early morning for school?

My son is in pre-k and it’s so hard to wake him up even when he goes to sleep relatively early.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 21

    Either move bedtime even earlier, or get used to leaving extra time in the morning so that he can drag his feet

  • Sara
    Aug 21

    What time is relatively early? Preschoolers need a lot of sleep! My 4 year old goes to bed at 7pm and wakes up at 7am so she's getting a full 12 hours. I think what might be considered early for us is sometimes still not early enough for a little one. I know people who puts their kids to bed at 6pm! Depending on when you need to get out the door, I'd make sure they are going to bed a full 13 hours before that so they have 12 hours of sleep and another hour to get ready in the morning.

  • Momof1
    Aug 22

    With my son we put him to bed early enough so that he wakes up on his own without us waking him up. We just kept putting him to bed 15 mins earlier until he woke up on his own at the time we want. Now I don’t wake him up. He wakes me up in the morning for daycare.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 22

    Agreed with bed earlier then!