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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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getting your teen up in the morning

strategies for eliminating the daily fight from the morning routine

Here's the Problem

I'm guessing that like most parents you harbor sweet memories of early-morning rituals with your four-year-old, now a teenager. Mornings used to be full of cuddling, making goo-goo eyes, and whispering “I love you” in each other's ears. Now, “I love you” becomes “I hate you, leave me alone!” as you cajole, then nudge, then outright scream for your teen to get out of his damn bed!

I work with many parents who complain that their entire day is ruined by the early-morning battles with their teens to get them up for school. Their ...

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