Waking up kids in the morning is a battle of every mother. They have every reason to extend their sleep time even when the alarm clock keeps on ringing on their bedside table. Don’t worry mamas, these best tips will help you wake up your children in the morning with a smile.
- Prioritize sleep
The most basic step in ensuring that kids don’t wake up cranky is to let them get enough sleep at night. Studies reveal that lack of sleep can result to anxiety and physical pain among tweens and teens. As such, set consistent bedtime and limit any stimulation like the use of devices.
- Use the Help of Natural Light
One of the most effective ways of waking up your little ones is through the entry of natural light in their room in the morning. A peek of sunshine is a natural way of letting them know that it’s time to get up and be ready for the day’s activities and be happy.
- Create a Fun Atmosphere in the Mornings
Nothing beats happy mornings with your kids. Start the day by playing upbeat music to wake them up with a positive mood. Did we mention dancing can start as early as 7 in the morning? Happy dancing, guys!
- Give Kids Time to Rise in a Gradual Manner
Don’t stress yourself by forcing the kids to get up in the morning. Waging a ‘battle’ with them will make you grumpy and will eventually ruin your day. Start by opening the blinds or curtains and gently wake them up then leave the room. Go back after 10 minutes if they haven’t got up yet.