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 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.
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.