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12/09/2016
We’ve all been there - the alarm goes off and your peaceful family home suddenly turns into a battleground. It’s the same every time - you go in to wake up your child, they say that they are getting up but when you return 15 minutes later they are still in bed. This is when things can turn nasty and arguments can break out. These morning struggles often become more frequent and more difficult during the winter months due to the cold weather and shorter days. It can sometimes feel almost impossible just to get your children out of the door and to their classroom!

Children Won't Get out of Bed in the Morning?

Help is at hand! For this article, The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ have put together some great tips to help you stop this morning madness.

Detach from Your Child's Attitude

In the early teens, a physiological change occurs that changes your child’s natural sleep cycle, causing them to naturally want to go to sleep later and sleep in longer. With this in mind, take an educational approach with your child about the changes they are seeing through adolescence and how they can manage those changes and maintain a regular sleep and wake cycle.

Talk to Your Children

Maybe there’s a reason behind your child’s reluctance to go to school? Perhaps they feel isolated or are being bullied? Maybe they’re struggling in class and feeling out of their depth? The better the communication between you and your child, the more likely it is that they will feel comfortable telling you what is going on in their life. Once you know more about the situation you will be in a better position to find a solution and help them to feel positive about school again. If your child has been falling behind and feeling overwhelmed in class this year, they could benefit from the additional support provided by one-on-one tutoring. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ at (732) 705-3636 to learn how tutoring in Aberdeen Township NJ can help your child get back on track.

Set Ground Rules

Take the time to sit down with your child and discuss the issues that you have been having. Make sure that they understand that they also need to be responsible for getting themselves up in the morning. Explain to them that this is their responsibility from now on. This may be hard at first as your child may end up missing the bus and getting in trouble at school for arriving late. However, this is part of the strategy. Until your child starts to understand and experience the consequences of their actions, they have no reason to change their behavior. In most cases, after a few days, the child will begin to take responsibility for himself to ensure that they do not face any negative consequences.

Make Sleep a Priority

A growing child may need as much as ten hours of sleep a night for them to be able to focus and concentrate at school. If you are waking up at 6.30 am, this means setting a bedtime of 8.30pm! This may seem easier said than done, but there are steps that you can take to encourage an early bedtime and a peaceful night’s sleep. Try to eat dinner together as a family between 6 and 7 pm every night. This gives your children time to relax and digest after their evening meal before getting an early night. Consider imposing a TV and electronic device curfew after a certain time (i.e. 8 pm). The light emitted from iPads, cellphones, and other electronic devices is disruptive to sleep and can make it more difficult for your child to settle. Finally, if your child is currently going to sleep at 11 pm and you’d like to move their bedtime forwards to 8.30 pm, don’t try doing it all at once. Gradually encourage them to go to bed 15 minutes earlier each night over a period of a couple of days.

Help Your Sleepy Teen with Tutoring in Aberdeen Township NJ

If your child's sleep patterns and behaviors have impacted their grades, the time to address it is now. With the school year in full swing, students need to ensure they are on track. If your child has fallen behind or they are struggling with a particular subject, speak with The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ at (732) 705-3636 to learn about the "Geniuses in Training' program. These subject focused programs are proven to help children of all levels reach their potential.

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