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  • Set your smoke alarm off! or whip the quilt straight off him :)
  • My mother used the tried-and-true 'dribble ice water on them if they don't get up' method.
  • This is sort of like asking what is the easiest way to pull your teeth out of your head- it's not going to be fun no matter what you do. Try to give them an opportunity to get up first- don't just run in and bang pots and pans straight away. Open the door and tell them it's time to get up. Stand there until you get an answer and don't settle for "In a minute!" If this fails to work then try an alarm clock placed on the opposite side of the room. Make them get out of bed to turn it off. Pull open the curtains or blinds and let in some sun (if it is up yet.) Remind them that the only reason they can't wake up is that they stayed up all night. Finally, make them go to bed on time next go round.
  • Cold water dripped OR poured on them gets them up every time.
  • My mom used to sneak quietly into my room, turn on my stereo with the soundtrack from "Easy Rider" which as you may or may not know begins with the extremely loud sound of a motorcycle reving up its engine. Worked everytime for getting me out of bed!!
  • We bought an alarm clock that actually goes off first then rolls onto the floor and hides itself. LOL You have to get up and go find it to turn it off. They are a little pricey, but it will get anyone up and looking for it.....I hated it, and well, it's in the dump now.
  • Just get a bunch of you and do this!
  • No cleaning. LIttle bit of clean water, if it drips on the bed, let leave the sheets open. It'll dry quickly. If not , they get to sleep in the damp. They won't like that either. Or let them clean it. If they can stay out all night they can clean sheets. Most moms by that age try not to be their servants.
  • A nice way that might work is if you make them something for breakfast that smells really good they might wanna get up and eat it! :)
  • my dad used to use the bunny system when i was younger, he's start with baby bunny and then go to nascar, and the oil drilling bunny really hurt.... now that i'm 21 he's taken the more grown up approach. the other day i asked him to make sure i was up since i talk and walk in my sleep its hard to do. well he's decided that the easiest way to do it is run into my room hollerin at the top of his lungs like he's about to jump on me.... good grief i about have a heart attack every time
  • An out of tune musical instrument works well.
  • Pots & pans... clang clang
  • There are several methods - all of which I have done: Stand over them and sing cheerful songs - note - at a somewhat safe distance, being defined as beyond the length of their arm and out of reach of their fist. Pour cold water on them. Pulling off the covers sometimes works. Dump their mattress on the floor with them in it. Nagging - which is kind of boring and more of a punishment for you than them. it is right up there with yelling, which should remain among your options if all else fails.. Call them on the house phone from your cell phone and say, it's for you. Start vacuuming their room and fumbling through their "stuff" that is lying all over the floor. Walk into their room with the phone pretending to speak to their love interest and volunteer to recount some of their most embarrassing moments. Put ice in their shirt. Keep singing by the way. Some combination of these should work, but you may regret getting them up.
  • I say playing music very loud.
  • Well, you don't... ugly scene
  • This works if they stayed up late watching a horror flick....
  • Here, if my son doesn't get up when I want him to, I just let the dogs into his room. I say, "Get him boys" and there is no way he's sleeping anymore.
  • To wake anyone, get a bag of marbles, put them in the freezer and then dump them in the bed. There is no escape.
  • My Dad used to bring me a coffee and breakfast (or in later years coffee and a cigarette, but possibly that's not wise!)and turn the radio up loud. A sort of mixture of cruelty and kindness.
  • Let your big dog jump in the lake and then send him onto the bed, I bet he or she gets up.
  • Well...if it's a School night..and they are under the age of 18...they don't get to do this... I removed the Game System and TV from the bedroom when it was a problem in our house. Also, just said "Get up NOW." Usually our son was pretty responsible from age 13 about getting up in the morning. We bought him an alarm clock and he learned how to use it. lol Our Roommate's son, (at the time) was another story. During the summer the boys had chores to do every day. They could sleep in till 1000 or 1100 if they wanted to, but they didn't get to do anything THEY WANTED TO DO, until their chores were finished...correctly, if they did them half azzed...they got "caught up" and brought back to do them in a satisfactory manner. Once chores were done...HAVE A GREAT DAY, STAY OUT OF TROUBLE! Simple, honest, straightforward, EMPOWERING for them. Take care of business...properly and then the day is YOURS!
  • Air horn, now that would be sooooooo funny!
  • start watching some kinda comedy, and start laughing obnoxiously loud. That should be fun. sing a song, and sing it horribly. call them on their cell phone. Tell them there's a snake in their bed and throw something on their leg. my favorite: lay down in the bed next to them, and trust me, they'll get up.
  • It depends. If it's a girl, you say "Let's go to the mall!" If it's a boy, you say "I feel like looking at cars, do ya want to go?" That may not work for all kids but it would work with mine.
  • beethoven's 5th or good morning by the beatles, really loud thru the stereo.
  • Put cold water on their nose or try farting in their face!!
  • a pack of fire crackers if your camping works nicely.
  • Put the vacume on top of them and sing good morning in a high pitched voice.
  • my mother always came in with a facecloth soaked in ice water singing good morning to you.
  • My grandmother's preferred method was a peremptory squirt of vinegar in the eyes. She reserved a spray bottle especially for the purpose. I wouldn't suggest this to anyone... It's not really pleasant, nor does it foster a dynamic of love and trust in the household. That said, it is amazingly effective. My biological clock was trained to wake with the first rays of sunshine. I think that the best method for waking anyone up, and this is what I do with my mother now, is to brew a pot of coffee or tea (depending on their preference), pour them a cup, walk in quietly, and give their head a little stratch or rub their shoulder. I always wait a little bit before turning the light on, too, and say that I'm going to before I do. Also, I like to say silly, happy things that I change up every once in a while so that it doesn't become repetitive and annoying, like "You're full of stars!" and "The world is your oyster!" And, like many before me have said, the dog makes a great accomplice. Who can be angry at the dog? And no matter how grumpy they get, just ignore whatever they're saying and go on being happy and productive around them. I think it's easier for all involved if your method is kinder. Who wants to be stressed out or deal with a stressed out person first thing in the morning?
  • I know this is mean, but I have a 17 year old sister that could sleep for 3 days straight so if I have to wake her up I go in her room and yell as loud as I can "Steffany wake upppp!!!!!!" She gets really mad but it works!
  • pour water on them..hahaha
  • Well...if I stay up half the night what my parents do is just pretend I didn't stay up half the night and wake me up as they normally would and then ignore how tired I am all day. They view staying up late the equivelant the kids scenario of drinking: You have fun the night before, but pay for it the next day
  • 1. Picking up the bed/ matress and shaking it saying "earthquake". 2.Bringing in a hot breakfast for the person. Then set it back on the table where you usually eat breakfast. 3. Turning on the heat to "high". 4. Turn on the stereo or TV- to the highest setting. 5. Opening the window during cold winter days. 6. Jumping on the bed around the sleeping person. 7. Make a CD of Dogs barking, Trains, sound effects etc- crank it up on the stereo. 8. Sing the national anthem as loud as possible. 9. Make sure that there are no distractions in the bedroom while the person is sleeping that may impare a prior good nights sleep- they should wake up themselves. Start teaching them to wake themselves up at a younger age. 10. Hold part of their allownace/ personal monies if they wake up late... hold it until their sleep routine stabilizes.
  • give them time then when they are ready to get up, pour ice cold water on them! lol
  • -sniff- so cruel. try opening the curtains, or, if it's not bright enough, turn on a semi-brightish light. it's supposed to stimulate you to naturally wake up. then have them splash cold water on their face or drink some coffee or something. i wish my parents did that, but NOOO i get a bright light in the face and "wake up now".
  • pour cold water on their face. they will get up pretty fast. they might not like it but they will get up
  • Get your vacuum cleaner, turn it on and put on his or her face so that the vacuums suction wakes them, trust me you will never experience someone waking up that fast again
  • Bribe them with money :)
  • Teenagers should be getting themselves up in the morning, regardless of how late they stayed up. If they are unable to, then they need to have a bedtime, like a toddler. In the rare case that my teens didn't get up at an appropriate time, I would vacuum their bedroom!
  • Why wake them? If they are teenagers they are old enough to get up on time themselves or face the consequences if they don't.
  • Maybe coffee with a ton of sugar
  • Im 13, and this has always worked for me... My mom will ask me to wake up, and i do, but i just ignore her and dont GET up. That's probably what your child is doing to you. but anyway, if i don't get up, she gets about 5 gallons of ice water and dumps it over my face. (if youre going to dump it on their face, make sure theyre on their side. if theyre facing up, they'll probably drown)
  • make bacon works for me, im 13
  • When they were younger I would sing to them.... "Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning to you, Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning to you!" and "School days, school days, dear old, dear old school days!". Today, I just flip the light on and talk to them until I get an understandable response.... I might pull a toe or two.
  • My mom knew which buttons to push. She would bring my tea in (incentive). Shake me gently (impatience sets is). Tell me to get up that (insert hot guy crush name's here was on the phone. Cruel!). Once that got old, she would come in and take my blankets (dead effective in the winter) and walk off with them. If I wanted to get warm, I had to get up and get in the shower.
  • It they refuse just tip the bed so that they roll onto the floor .Then ehrn you throw the water on them it is not the bed that gets wet.
  • I used to dump my brother onto his concrete floor from his three-foot-high bed. Then I ran. By the time he realized I had gotten my way, he was awake.
  • Setting the smoke alarm off! :D Doesnt always work....
  • get in with em, XD just kidding. annoy them as best as possible. its the easiest way to keep them up and awake.
  • Don't? Offer a carbonated beverage, entice with a good breakfast. Give concequences. No more late nights, if late nights then no weekend plans? HMM. It's hard to say.
  • If you havent brushed your teeth you can talk right in front of them and they will wake up.
  • You have to tell them that their crush/gf/bf is on the phone and about to hang up. It always works for my older sis.
  • Warm water.
  • Firecrackers. That, or be the parent and go in there, demand that they get up and make the bed, NOW!!!
  • well my mom would always think she had to wake me up for some reason when she didnt and she would bug the piss outta me with all these different things and just to spite her i would stay asleep longer and sometimes long enough to miss the bus or whatever else. if she would have learned to leave me the **** alone i would have got up in my own time (but on time) because i just hate waking up an hour before i have to leavve when i only need 5 minutes to get ready i just end up standing around bored for 55 minutes when i could have been sleeping
  • Well i am a teenager myself and my mums comes in the morning and she will pull the doona cover off me if i dont get out of bed. She will use this really annoying (i cant stand it voice) voice saying "show me an arm" so she knows i am awake or she will threaten 2 open blinds.
  • I tell my son that he will not go outside today. He instantly forgets he's tired and gets right up.
  • Scream, the house is on fire!! right outside their bedroom door.
  • with a shot of adrenalin... i know from expirience... try to scare them, i dont just mean startle... i mean somthing thet will get thier hart pumping.
  • A huge metal bowl and wood spoon. Bang away!!
  • for me it is the abuility to go out with my friends, friends are the one thing kids love more than family for friends understand friends more take that away then they will listen
  • Stick their hand in a bowl of warm water then pour a bucket of ice water over them.
  • one time i put a training shock collar around my friends ankle when he was passed out. just hit the button and see how well it works. i think the best part was shocking him everytime he tried to take it off. he ended up keeping it on for about an hour before he got it off without me noticing.
  • wiggle their feet. its the safest way. its a shock to get your feet wiggled. and say their name at the same time...a double shock. not their toes. their feet, one foot would work.
  • Turn the lights on, then get into their bed and try to cuddle!!
  • when i dont get out of bed, i know one way that gets always gets me up. take a water spritzer and fill it with cheap old lady perfume. then spray it over them. they smell it right away, and be stuck with the scent for the rest of the day on them. hopefully they learn from the torment of classmates about the perfume, so they dont do it again.
  • Ohhhhhh. If I've got home really late, my mum likes to come in singing and opening the blinds extremely loudly. It's hell.
  • My mom seems to enjoy blasting a little aerosmith from my IHome My personal favorite was on mothers day when I was 14. She made breakfast, then sat on my bed. I bolted straight up! Then she ate it
  • Very quietly bring a drum set into the room set it up and then BANG! the heck out of it. lol
  • My favorite is turning their alarm clock into a pitcher of cold water. Believe me it works!!
  • My parents don't wake me. In the summer, or any other non-school day, I sleep in. On school mornings, I use my Nintendo DS as an alarm clock.
  • My dad uses a simple yet effective way of waking me up. He first takes my covers off and puts them in a totally different room (including pillow). Then he turns the t.v. on and puts it on a Spanish channel and turns it up real loud and finally he turns the light and fan on. the fan is always on full blast. That works for me.
  • just dont bother. if theyre late for something important thatll learn 'em. i go out every friday and saturday night, get in at about 4 but im always up the morning after to ride my horses by 9. but im one of those people who doesnt get hungover so im kinda lucky there
  • for me, the water/ice thing never really worked. i agree with tomsims on SINGING. of all things my parents do to me, that would be the worst
  • 1.pretend there is a fire 2.pretend something amazing has just happened 3.but their hand in a cup of water. they will pee themselves and wake up 4.if you have a dog get it to lick their face 5.shake them about and scream (screaming is optional)
  • All you do is make a loud noise and they'll wake up! LOL just kiding don't do that, try to wake them up softly at first and if that doesn't work then you make a loud noise.
  • Do not wake them up, I think that this question is stupid and ignorant. Do you still believe that teenagers are still kids who can't wake themselves up? Shame on you. Geez, they're not 7 years old!!
  • Cold, soaking with water face cloth on the belly. Works everytime.
  • Im exactly that teenager, My mom likes to take my dog and put him in my face so he starts licking it-.-;
  • it depends on if you want to be nice or mean about it
  • Oh i tell you one but he will start swearing everything. Just keep on saying "wake up its time to go " and all these stuff with loud and nerve-breaking voice. My mom does it perfect and it really makes me wanna bang my head in the walls
  • Bucket o' ice water
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  • My mother used to come into my room and sing whatever was my most hated tune at the time. She just kept singing till I got up. I have four teenagers in the house, all of whom like a shower in the morning.I don't have to threaten anyone. I just roster shower time. They all know if they don't get up in time for "their" shower, they'll end up at the end of the queue and there'll be no hot water left. That knowledge keeps things running smoothly.
  • Say a friend of theirs has knocked, and is waiting at the front door :D (it never fails)
  • i recomend not doing it unless you want a grumpy annoyed tired teenager
  • Turning on the light then leaving, or saying someone is on the phone for them, are both pretty effective from own experience.
  • Make this something enjoyable - like a bucket of water.
  • bribe them with a Monster energy drink or whatever their favorite energy drink is....most teens love caffeine these days =]
  • Blast them in the face with a CO2 fire extinguisher! Flip the mattress over with them on it,and then dump a bucket of crushed ice on them!
  • A SAUCPAN OF COLD WATER WORKS
  • Use smelling salts. They can wake up a hibernating bear.
  • Tell them that they do not have to wake up early and that they do not have any chores in the morning. One: this will make them very suspicious and anxious to the point that they will want to wake up and two: they will want to wake up ultra early Oh what works for me is always having something to look forward. So after only sleeping for like two hours, I would run downstairs and go and feed my dogs or what a DVD. Or my mother would get my neice to take a table spoon or a glass of water and pour it over my face to wake me up. It is real fun for my neice but terribly annoying for me!
  • Wait 'til afternoon. Seriously, make sure they don't stay up half the night. As long as they are living under your roof, you have that right. Set a reasonable bedtime and make them stick to it. Then it won't be so difficult to get them up in time for school.
  • i am a teen 'n' this is wat ma mum has to do sometimes: 1)just say *my name* get up 2)shake me 3)take the cover off me 4)threaten to get a bucket of water 5)throws ma old teddy's at me 6)get ma dogs on ma bed and lastly throws water on me they r wat can get me up
  • Most effective would be turning on very bright lights, and/or tapping on the door. It's a really good idea to make a system...like you only have to tap a few times on the door(just loud enough to wake them up)and then walk away. For every additional time you have to attampt to get them up, simply punish them more and more and stay calm. It works great.
  • Just tell them: "There is nutella for you in the kitchen"
  • Tell them the phonecall is for them

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