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Morning woes

Postby mama_g » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:08 am

It started since this year. My P3 DD was in AM session since last year but this year it just got worst. I am going crazy soon. It happens every single day without fail. We (DH, mil and me) need 15mins to wake her up every morning. For the first 5 mins, she can just continue sleeping like a log... next 5 mins will be the shouting and screaming session... last 5 mins will be the pulling and dragging session. This is very dramatic but it happened every school day. After waking up, she will repeatly nag " I dont want to go to school, I hate school" I am a FTWM. I am really tired to play such stunts with her every morning. Tried asking her nicely during evenings when she is in good mood what actually happened in school. Why she refused to go to school? 1 of the reasons is due to the tigeress math teacher. But i told her as long as you do your work, she will not scold you for no reason. The other reason is "tired". Every night, i will rush her to bed at 9pm but she will flipped around till 10pm before she fallls asleep. If you ask me what is the reason for her to behave such way, i will say she is just plain lazy and not motivated to go to school. Spoke to her teachers, she is cheerful and helpful in school, get along well with friends, no problem. But i am having serious problem every morning. Can someone enlighten me with some tips? I am really lost and disappointed.

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Re: Morning woes

Postby jedamum » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:20 am

What time does she have to wake up ?

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Re: Morning woes

Postby mama_g » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:32 am

We started the "session" at 6.40am, she will only physically get out the bed at 6.55am. Leave home at 7.10am. With recent drama, she didnt even want to take breakfast.

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Re: Morning woes

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:35 am

What time does she sleep? How about sleeping earlier?

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Re: Morning woes

Postby mama_g » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:41 am

I target her to be on her bed at 9pm. Door closed and lights out. But she will only fall asleep at around 10pm. Around 1 hour is wasted. Before sleeping, she will usually watch some TV, play with her brother and pack her school bag. SHould i stop all these activities so that she can sleep better/ faster?

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Re: Morning woes

Postby jedamum » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:13 am

9pm bed time ,,do you spend some time lying down in bed to chat with her ?
I sometimes ask my son to give me ideas on how to wake him in the morning.
For him is not so tough ..i just need to give him 10-15 min warm up time and i will play his fav hand phone game or youtube video in moderate volume to wake his senses. :laugh:

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Re: Morning woes

Postby sleepy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:18 am

Is she taking afternoon nap? Cut that out if she does take nap

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Re: Morning woes

Postby jetsetter » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:25 am

jeez, sounds like my DS. every morning must cajole, threaten, shout, drag... :sweat:

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Re: Morning woes

Postby mama_g » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:26 am

Ok, to play her fav songs.. i will try tomorrow. Please wish me luck.
She has stop taking afternoon nap since 5YO.

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Re: Morning woes

Postby hquek » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:27 am

Someone taught me this. wet towel on the face...instant pick me up.

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