How to Wake Up Early: Parents, Tell Your Kids


The debate is still out on the best time for teenagers to wake up in the morning, and though studies do link later waking times with more robust academic performance, it’s not an option for most of us.

The new school year is starting, and things need to change if you don’t want a repeat of last year.

Getting teenagers up and out of bed has always been a challenge, but with a few tips, maybe you could make this year your best.

Master the Art of Going to Sleep

Get Them to Bed Earlier

The deciding factor of wake time is the time you go to bed. It’s the same for teens; if they stay up late playing video games, reading, or talking with friends online, they will naturally want to sleep in later.

Improve Their Sleep Quality

Although sleep duration is important, we can’t neglect quality sleep either. Quality sleep is a must if you want to wake up early and not feel tired.

Personal Responsibility

Give Them a Reason to Get Up Why is it that on Christmas day, birthdays, or other special events, even the sleepiest teen can emerge from their nest early without feeling groggy? It’s the excitement, the anticipation because they look forward to those days.

Connect it to a Passion I wasn’t a morning person when I was a teenager, but after my kung fu teacher moved into a place close by, I woke up early every morning and cycled to a nearby field to practice tai chi with him. It was the only thing that would get me up.

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