Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Waking Up Early
If the kids don't have a bed time, what do you do about days when you have to get up early to do something?
Josh (8y) typically goes to sleep anytime between 10pm-midnight and will wake up anytime between 8:30am-11am.
Me- Hey Josh, Grandma wants to know if you would like to go to her land with her tomorrow. ... Josh- Yeah! It's been forever since I've been there.
M- Alright, she will be here at 10am to pick you up. You'll need to be
sure you're awake in time to get dressed and eat something before you
J- Okay, I'll set my alarm for 9:45am.
M- Is 15 minutes enough time for you to eat and get ready?
J- Hmmm, probably not. What time do you get up?
M- Usually around 8:30am.
J- I'll set my alarm for 8:50 I think.
Which he did, and he got up with no problem. It was important to him so
he was motivated to do it. If we were getting up for something
important to me we'd likely need to negotiate a time we could both agree
on, or come to some other such agreement to benefit Josh as much as me.