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  • Teens? I'd try a boat horn.
  • Shoot them with a water pistol! It works! LOL!
  • Well it isn't funny, but my Dad would come in and rip the covers off and tickle my feet! I hated it, I wasn't even a heavy sleeper, he was just an a&*. I still believe to this day that is why I don't like to be "scared" awake.;)
  • My mom always came into my room sat on my bed and started bouncing up and down like a maniac. But on top of that she started singing this really really stupid and annoying german song. And she always wondered we I got pissed off...tsk tsk but thinkin about it today makes me crack up LoL
  • This may work only once, but you could tell him that some girl he likes is calling for him. I bet that gets him up out of bed.
  • we used to put coins in the fridge and drop them on them in the morning, if that didnt do it it was ice cubes, i dont have to anymore they get up now. lol
  • Sure get some ball bearings and put them in the freezer. When you want them to wake up throw them in bed with them. No matter how they twist and turn to get away from them those ice cold ball bearings will roll up against them. It's a hoot!!
  • Our House-Mother once threw a bucket of cold water on all us to get us up & in time for finals, another time she released her German Shepherd in our building until everyone was up!! *True stories,no fooling!!
  • Tell them some guy/girl wants them on the phone.
  • Bright lights tend to work, or leave an alarm clock at the other end of the room so they have to get up to turn it off. Be warned: they'll probably be in a pretty bad mood if woken up this way ;)
  • set the clock ahead half an hour or so and so they get all ready for school and little do they know (until u tell them) that they have an extra 30 minutes to study/eat breakfast/nap/prepare.
  • To get me out of bed, when i was a teen, my brother used to blast my fave music on the stereo downstairs, and it was guaranteed to make me wake - never failed!
  • cold water with ice in it. Be ready to run and duck!!!
  • Run a coke bottle around the inside of a metal garbage can. Hey, it works for the military...
  • I played a prank on my friend once. I bought like 8 alarm clocks from the .99 Cents store. I set them all a half hour apart from each other. Then I hid them all over his room right before I went to sleep. So everytime one would go off, he would have to get up, find it, and then turn it off. I had them start at like 2AM and go from there. As for the teen, hmmmm. try screaming right in their face and shaking them violently. Always good for a laugh.
  • Frozen marbles, a spray bottle of water that has been in the fridge overnight, an airhorn...........
  • My dad used to unleash the hounds! He would let the dogs into my room to lick my face. Worked every time!
  • Get in the age, man. Here's what you do. Dress up one evening in your rollers, gaudy night gown, white stuff on face, the whole bit. Set up a web cam that goes over your teens door pointing towards his/her bed. Inform them that it goes live at 9:00 AM -- or whenever -- and you'll be going in there at that time, in your costume, to wake her up in the most embarassing way possible. Then, inform your teens friends of this so they can watch live. You will be the HERO of the friends network parents. Not only will your kid get up to avoid the embarassmient, but your kids friends will also be up in the chances that the show will go on, easing ther parents of the task of rise and shine. If this doesn't work, firecrackers will do as well.
  • Tell them their boyfriend/girlfriend is on the phone, but that you're going to tell them that your teen can't talk to them because your teen is still bed. Hehehe!
  • Yeah bring a stranger or better yet a family member they are not as familiar with come help you get them up. When I was a kid and my grandparents would visit I would get of bed so fast if my grandfather woke me up because he was so disturbing to me. I didn't want to spend anymore time I had to with him because he was an asshole. Atleast thats what I thought of him when I was a teen. Now usually my mom woke me up as a small child but if I would sleep in on weekend and my Dad wanted me up he would ask once. The second time he would grab my ankle and pull me out onto the floor.
  • Bucket of water. a big one. or a rabid ferret or badger. either one should do the trick.
  • I used to run in like the wind, grab my brother's blankets and run off with them. He would come screaming after me.
  • My friend has an alarm clock that, once it starts going off, will roll around the floor so you have to get up and turn it off.
  • Try a cattle prod. You will only have to do it a few times then I am sure he/she will be waking up!
  • (if you are a lazy person this one will work for you),(will only work on a school/ work day)leave a note on something that they will look at when they get up saying "i had to go to work see you when i get home, love mom/dad" after a while they will start getting up on time to catch the bus. if they drive hide the keys. -pooke11
  • my mum used to put a wet towel over my face. i really hated her for it.
  • Get them one of these beds and in the morning simply roll it around the room , I find this works.
  • my mom always turns up[ the stereo at full blast. It puts me in a good mood and gets me rdy 4 the day!
  • Throw a little crushed ice on them, or snow, if it's in season.
  • Try a water bucket. Or a water gun. They will be out of bed in no time!
  • Have a friend of theirs, Preferably not the same sex, walk in and just sit for a few minutes, but make noise going in. Nothing like a girl seeing a guy at his worst or better yet a guy seeing you with bed hair! they won't want to sleep in for fear of a repeat.
  • Bright light, loud music, water guns....
  • Turn the mattress over, kid and all. Don't allow them to stay up past ten.
  • Ice water works great, and you probably won't have to do that but a couple times.
  • Tell them they are giving away free concert tickets on the radio to one of their favorite bands and they have to be(pick a place) in 15 minutes.
  • Stop trying and let them handle the consequences. It's part of their training towards adulthood.
  • my older brother was the hardest person in the WORLD to wake up. one night our dad put a jar of marbles in the freezer and the next morning pulled the blanked off of him and dumped them all over his back. it worked like a charm. :)
  • get an ice cube and put it in they're pants or shirt it'll wake them up in a heart beat
  • get a personal attach (rape) alarm and throw it in their room (prefferably a small one) theyre hard to find and very loud. . doesnt take long to get u up lol. . or alternatively i find the use of young relatives as bed bouncers usually does the trick. . . alternatively for example. . the best way to get me out of bed is when my gf calls round. . out in 1 second flat, unless shes coming in to join me :P ;)
  • water gun filled with cold water. the new alarm clocks that roll away when you try to turn them off. air horn.
  • Negotiate a plan with your teen's teacher and principal.....have a strategy so that if your kid gets to school late he has to sit at the front on a special chair reserved for those coming in late...an embarassment! Teacher gives extra word and detention. Then let him sleep in....call him once and only once. Let him feel the full consequences of his actions...thanks to the school's co-operation. This is what I did....my son was late twice after I initiated this plan.....and then he learned. He didn't know until he was 31 what I had done..! We laughed a lot about it. Now he is a high school teacher...and he suggests this strategy to parents of kids who are chronically late from sleeping in.
  • my dad would yell my name three times and if i wasnt up by the third time he would dump a glass of water on me.
  • try spraying water on their face but risk getting the pillows wet!
  • i am afraid, as funny as this all seems... you really have to just let him get up. i am actually 15 and i know how to stay in bed, my parents wouldn't have a chance of waking me up if i did not want to. But every morning i do. my parents don't even wake up until i am long gone, already getting to school. i find my own time to do everything to prepare. sorry but it is the only way... i think. anyway... i might be wrong.
  • well, my mom either sprays water in my face or sits on me, and my dad comes in, hooks up his guitar and plays it.
  • A Wet flannel!
  • I still do this to my 18year old son when he won't get up for school. I go in and do a "going on a treasure hunt" on his back. You walk your walking fingers up his spine repeating "going on a treasure hunt, going on a treasure hunt"...then mark an X over his entire back and say ..."X marks the spot, circle and a dot"..follow with a huge back circle and a sharp pointy finger dot planted at the center of his back on the middle of his spine...then speed it up and get the walking fingers going up to the neck, then back down to the middle of the back, "repeat" saying "up goes the snake" "bites you in the neck" (walking fingers up to back of neck than PINCH HARD) quickly followed with a blow of air on the back of the neck and saying "cool breeze" "tight squeeze" (squeeze neck again) "now you've got the Chibbereeze" ...works every time. WARNING: TO avoid possible injury from retalliation of your sleepy teen, keep a full size pillow tied to your robe in case a good sufficating is in order. For my 16 year old daughter I just crawl into bed with her and start yapping away, I'm bubbly in the morning, so just hearing me walking toward her room is enough to get her up and keep me out.
  • creep in the room next to that person and scream in there ear to the top of your lungs!lol
  • I nice little spray wiith very cold water from a spray bottle works wonders. If they love your singing NOT, then a few verses from the ancient top 10 works a dream in your opra style voice. I tend to throw out, "Ok then I guess this weekend is out if you're too tired to move, that's ok by me" Watch it fly out of bed and straight to the shower. Good Luck. The world of teens is a complicated one but a funny one too. Enjoy!!
  • Have you tried pouring a bucket of iced water over them? Worked for me when I was a kid
  • Crude but effective
  • I am 15 and when I was eleven, my mom used to open my door and yell at me at the top of her lungs about the house being on fire, or that it was like ten in the morning when it was really six. that got m up in a hurry. My step dad also had my brother annoy me until I was forced to get up and attack him.
  • My Dad would give me one warning...then if I didn't get up, he wouldn't say a word- just dump a small glass of water over my head. By the time the shock wore off he would be sprinting down the hall and I could hear him laughing (very amused with himself, of course) I couldn't help but laugh right along with him (God rest his soul). It is very effective with my own daughter these days as well.
  • cold bucket of water works.
  • My Coworker said to tell you to spritz them with a spray bottle-water of course.
  • Pour some water on them! :O
  • well to get my younger siblings and my parents up i go around banging pot lids together and singing and i march right into there rooms, just like what my dad does to get us up.. or another technique my parents use is just keep flickering the lights on and off, and pull the blankets up.. you eventually get really fed up and just get out of bed.. but the pot and singing one has to be the fuinnest
  • If you have any good looking friends, get one to kiss him or sit in lingerie on his bed. (assuming its a boy). He'll leap out of bed.
  • A bucket of water on their beds usually does the trick.
  • I'm the oldest of 8 kids, and I always found it effective to wake up my siblings by putting my baby sister on them, or the kitten. They can't get mad, cause they're too cute. Or by singing a loud, redundant song until they throw things at me and get up. Once my sister got revenge on me by waking me up by putting a ziploc bag full of ice cubes on my face.
  • My dad just used to open the bedroom door, start hollering in a really boomy voice that it was time to get up, and he turned the light on at the same time. It was SO f****** annoying, but it works. I'm not a teenager now, but when I don't get up, my boyfriend steals all the pillows and hucks them across the room then he yanks the blankets away. That is also very annoying.
  • Why not let them sleep in? I never understood my friends' parents that wouldn't let them sleep in on weekends, like sleeping in is unhealthy or something. I needed my sleep! Or maybe you're talking about on school mornings? I don't know, but by the time I was a teenager I was waking my self up. Maybe they need an alarm clock? (Or a good kick in the ass!)
  • My sister when she was 12 years old she decided that she didn’t want to go school ever again, without any reason, (she stayed out home for a month but then she decided one day to go again, my mum was waking her up every single day and she was trying to convince her to go to school). Since then every single morning my mum has to beg her to go to school. So she talks to her really nicely, tells her about things that happened, asks her about her and her life, they plan things that they are going to do after she finishes school. She helps her get ready; she helps her with her school bag. She has to find reasons to convince her that is better if she gets about, because they are several the reasons why she doesn’t want to get up. (She is sleepy or she is avoiding school). She also hugs her and does her some massage. By the way my sister is 16 now, Good luck!!!
  • tell them that they are late already.
  • when u are in bed u always have to pee. so my mom would make spashy sounds and it would make me have to get up and use the bathroom
  • As a parent you know the music your teens despise the most.....PLAY IT..LOUD. until they rise from the dead screaming in terror for you to stop that dreadful godforsaken acoustical regurgitation that you call "music"
  • L0l! Wow! Well, for me, I just keep on yelling their name outloud...Once I even left them at home (2 of them) because they just didnt wanna get up, so when they work up and only saw my mother-in-law athome, they called me wondering why did i leave...I dont know but now they get up right when i call out their name or tug them a little...lol
  • My stepfather came into my room with a peacock feather and was ticlking my nose... I woke up to the dark figure standing over my bed (it was like 12 at night) and yeah that woke me up... Along with half the neighbourhood that heard my scream.
  • I think all of these crazy ideas just coddle the kid and reinforce their lack of responsibility--like, as if it's the parent's job to do whatever it takes to wake up their teenagers. No, the teenagers should be waking themselves up. In a short while they'll be out on their own, and if they haven't learnt to wake themselves up, they'll be in trouble then.
  • My brother was a nightmare in the mornings when he was a teen, and my mum would promise to collect him from school / friend's house in pyjamas and hair rollers if he didn't get up. Worked a treat. ;)
  • the United States Marine Corps has some very creative ways of getting teenagers out of bed. turn the lights on and begin yelling your head off throw metal trash cans, bang lids, shake beds, bending down and screaming "get up! get up! get up!" in the teen's ear and as a last resort, dumping the mattress over, with the sleeper still in it. then making him/her do push-ups till their arms feel like they're going to fall off. all of the above happens the first day of boot camp (and every day following) and NO ONE ever ignores the lights coming on in the morning after that first morning! by the second week of boot camp most recruits are lying awake in bed, wide awake, hearts pounding, 15 min before they know the drill instructors are coming. it's automatic.
  • i thinks its the breakfast that modevast the teen the better smells the sooner they wkae up and want to eat try cooking BACON YEAH BACON love it so so simple relly makes the hole house smell like it sorry about the spelling good luck
  • Dad used to grab a foot and drag you out of bed and down the stairs, it worked well yo...:)
  • May I suggest an air horn to the ear? Now it may deafen them, but at least they're up. Also literally dragging them out of bed should work. Possibly yelling FIRE! loudly in their ear too. Have fun.
  • Turn the matress over. But make them fix it after they're awake. :)
  • a few ice cubes on their face might work :]
  • bucket of ice cold water!!!! always does the job! lol
  • when my mom tried any of these crazy things I would stay in bed longer trying to teach her that they are annoying as hell and are not going to work. She just didn't get the concept of I am perfectly capable and more likely to get out of bed if you are not in my room bitching, pouring water on me, or beating me.
  • My mum used to blow in my ear when I was little. And if I didn't wake up she used to set off a buzzer she had and hide it. Ugh. I hated that thing! But I don't blame her for it. Like kids bouncing on your bed at 6 for nigh on 11 years of birthdays and christmasses wasn't enough for her to want her own back. But now just a refridgerated damp flannel works!
  • My dad used to BLAST Hank Williams Sr. albums until we all got up. He had this huge stereo system with these killer speakers. Have you ever listend to Hank Williams Sr.?!? Yeah, we'd be up about 1/2 way through the first song.
  • WHAT MY PARETNS DO IS FIRST YELL AND TAKE OFF THE BLANKET SO THAT THEY HAVE TO GE UP TO GET IT ANOTHER IDEA IS TURN THE LIGHT ON SO THAT THEY TRTY TO HIDE IT AOTHER IS GET SOMONE TO PHICALLY PICK TYHERM UP AND PUT THEM SOMWHERE BOTH OR ALL OGF THOSE WORK FOR ME
  • My mother would set a cold wet washrag on our faces and sing songs from "Cinderella".We started every morning with happy little smiles on our faces as we marched off to school...
  • If its a teen boy then all you have to do is go in and pull off the cover for maybe two days in a row. On the third day i bet you he will be up before you get in.hehehe.happened to my best friend.he was so embarassed!!!:-)
  • tell them you doubled their allowance and left it with the condoms on the kitchen table.
  • Haha, my mum used to come into the room, stand at the door for a moment, then jump on my bed and roll on me. Now I keep a large amount of stuff on my bed (books, pencilcase etc) and she doesn't do it anymore.
  • take their cellphone and set the alarm on it and then hide it somewhere so they'll wake up finding it
  • change their clock by half hour, hey presto up on time
  • i got them up on saturday once. they both fell for it for 45 minutes, my name was mud until pizza hut
  • pour cold water on them and if they still don't get up get some pizza and enjoy your self.
  • It's hard to get teens up in the morning, no matter what. The chemicals in their bodys make it so that they're awake later in the night making it difficult for them to get up in the morning... especially, if it's really early. I guess an easier way, would be to keep reminding them to get up, or have several alarms...
  • Call them on their cell phone!
  • ... walk in with a bucket of cold water & some ice ... dip your fingers and flick a few drops on their face ... then loudly say, "You have ten seconds to be standing out of bed ... failure means I throw the contents of this bucket on you."
  • Set their clocks a few minutes to an hour ahead of acual time. When they set their alarms they will be woken up early. If they were to wake up on their own and see that they're, very, late for school or work they'll rise in a flash. Continue untill they get the hint.
  • The best way is to teach them responsibility and to mind you (before) they become teens. It's a little late now.
  • My son will not wake to a buzzing obnoxious alarm but when I go in his room & softly whistle annoyingly. It blows his mind too that he immediatly wakes up.
  • Climb in bed with her. Snuggle up and touch her. That should bring some response.
  • cook some bacon and eggs and let the smell go upstairs
  • My dad whistled "Reveille" in the bedroom doorway until he saw the child's feet on the floor. It worked.
  • We put marbles in the freezer over night and after calling them twice we pour the marbles on the bed, they can't get away from them. Hee! Hee!
  • One word: Horseradish

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