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MB900442483[1].JPGIt’s back to school time and I hear the sound of the school bells ringing in the distance. Oh wait, that’s my kid’s alarm clock….and yet I hear no sounds of my child actually getting up.
Why is it that some parents still have to get up to wake their kids even when the kids have an alarm clock? If the kids can ignore the sound of the alarm, why can’t parents do the same? I value any day that I can keep my head on my pillow a little longer even when other members of my family have to get up. I actually dread the back to school hours with the morning birds tweeting way too early for me. My kids and I are late nighters and seem to be able to accomplish more during the evening hours than in the daylight.
Nevertheless, early morning wake up calls are here again. I have to admit that for many years, I did the dance of setting my alarm clock to go off just to wake up my kids even when their alarm clocks were going off. Sounds strange I know … but a few years ago I put a stop to that. I decided that instead of me suffering from the unnecessary early rising, I would require the kids to go to bed earlier and earlier each night until they were able to get out of bed themselves for school.
MP900430984[1].JPGThere are some kids that need a more creative solution to waking up with an alarm clock. If your child still uses a nightlight, you might want to consider an alarm clock with a blue digital display. Blue brightens the room more than a standard red display… sort of a moonlight look. Does your child like music or need a loud alarm sound or could they use a phone charging station that also acts as an alarm?
I have found a few favorite alarm clocks that are almost guaranteed to get any sleepy child out of bed. They are called the Clocky and Sonic Boom. The Clocky, my personal favorite, is the patented alarm clock that jumps 3 feet off your nightstand and runs away beeping to get you up. You can only snooze it once, so after that, the sleeper has to get out of bed and turn it off.
The Sonic Boom alarm clocks are said to “wake even the deepest sleeper!” They are turbo charged, extra loud, and some even have a bed shaking device. Sometime it takes extreme measures to wake extreme sleepers.
The Sonic Boom alarm clocks are said to “wake even the deepest sleeper!” They are turbo charged, extra loud, and some even have a bed shaking device. Sometime it takes extreme measures to wake extreme sleepers.
During my childhood I was always diligent about getting out of bed on my own and on time. However, my two older brothers were not. I remember my mom getting a small amount of water in a cup and pouring it over them while they were sleeping. I stood there just waiting for their reaction and while it was not much water at all, when you are sleeping and something wet falls on your face or chest … you wake up in a hurry.
So whether you have been using a creative mom dance with tambourines or a small cup of water to get your child out of bed, it’s time to try these or other creative alarm clocks. Start training your child now to get up each morning on their own so you can stay in your bed a little longer.
Lorraine Brock is a professional organizer, family coach, speaker, and president and founder of “Get Organized!” “Get Organized!” is a professional organizing company in the Dallas, Texas area. “Get Organized!” specializes in organizing and de-cluttering homes for moms as well as implementing systems in the home for better family management.
Description: Description: LB-EmailBW.jpegA popular media guest, Lorraine has appeared on Dallas’ two top morning television shows: Good Morning Texas and Good Day Fox , and has been featured on various radio outlets. She has been hallmarked in many local, regional, and national print and online magazines, such as the Dallas Morning News, Mercator.net, SheKnows.com, and Daily Candy Kids. Additionally, Lorraine has shared the stage with stars from HGTV and DYI Network at the Great Big Texas Home Show at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. To obtain more information about Lorraine, visit www.GetOrganized.ws.