What works for you?

This edition of Works-For-Me Wednesday is Backwards Day. Instead of sharing a tip that works for me, I ask a question that has bothered me, and you answer. Sounds pretty cool, huh?
So my question is: How do I keep Sweet Pea (age 8) and Little Bit (age 2) from being little alarm clocks? The one time that one woke up after 7:30 was the night that I took Sweet Pea grocery shopping until midnight. Usually, they are both up around 6:45 or 7:00.
This wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t wake up at 7:00 to do some morning stuff, like, you know….. take a shower.
Any advice on this subject would be appreciated. And if you have other advice you can give, head on over to Shannon’s to see what other questions are being asked.

3 thoughts on “What works for you?

  1. For my guys (twin boys who are 5 and a little girl who is 3) they wake up so early that keeping them in bed until 7:00 was our goal. What has finally worked for us is getting a digital clock radio. We talked a lot about staying in bed until 7-o-o, but the radio part is what worked: they must stay in bed until the music turns on at 7-o-0. Hope that helps!


  2. I agree with Rachel. I told my kids to stay in bed until the clock said a certain time. It worked!


  3. I have to say that I know I am spoiled – my kids go to bed by 8 forsure and rarely are up before 8. But I have a lot of friends who have had success with the alarm clock radio method – though there has to be a consequence if they don’t obey, of course. Many sleep experts recommend putting your kids to bed <>earlier<> if you want them to sleep later – I don’t know what time your kids go to bed at, but maybe a possibility??I hope you get some good ideas – it’s so important to have that time to yourself!


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