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09/11/2018


As the new school year comes close and, in some cases, has already begun, parents around the state are struggling to get their students out of bed and into a school routine. Summer vacation is a great time for students around the country to enjoy a well-deserved break from school and the routine which comes with it. However, the time away from a regular school-based routine can make it difficult for children to become readjusted to getting up early in the morning.

Tips to Get Your Student out of Bed in the Morning

If this sounds like a familiar struggle in your home, below is a great article from The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA with some tips which can help.

Electronic Devices Sleep in the Kitchen

If your child has an electronic device, whether it be a cell phone or a tablet, and they take it to the bedroom with them at night then it’s a fair bet that they continue swiping and double tapping in bed when they should be sleeping. Installing a rule which requires all electronic devices to be left in the kitchen has two benefits.
  1. The first is to remove a distraction from your child’s bedroom to help them get to sleep on time.
  2. The second is to encourage them to get out of bed in the morning. While you might not understand the appeal of modern social media sites, you can rest assured that checking their notifications and responding to messages is a great motivator to get them out of the warmth of their bed and into the kitchen in time for breakfast!

Speaking of Breakfast

If your child has a favorite breakfast food item then this can be used as part of a reward system. Sit down with your child and agree on a time of the morning by which they must be in the kitchen. Right up until this time, you agree that, if they make it out of bed and into the kitchen, you will cook them their favorite breakfast. If they don’t make it by this time then it’s up to them to prepare their own breakfast. Every growing child’s body needs food, and you can bet that a hungry morning stomach will motivate them to get out of bed on time if they know there is a delicious reward waiting. If your student requires a bit more homework help than you are able to provide or there is a particular area which they struggle with, tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can help. To find out more, speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA today at (408) 816-7825 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment. During your first visit, a learning professional can answer any questions you have about the benefits of subject-focused tutoring and how one-to-one tutoring classes can improve your child’s grades and their self-esteem.

Discourage Napping

During the summer vacation, it’s likely that your child took naps throughout the day. Of course, when they come home from school their body misses this nap time, leading them to take a short nap before dinner or completing their homework. Even a short nap can work against them as it prevents their bodies and minds from falling asleep mere hours later when their bedtime arrives. Instead of allowing naps during the day or after school, encourage them to stay awake and active with fun learning games or even enlist their help preparing dinner or completing some evening chores. With this tip in place, by the time their bedtime rolls around both their brain and body will be ready for a good sleep. This will help them to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to get out of bed in the morning.

Encourage Snoozing

That’s right! This final tip comes in the form of encouraging snoozing. Not after they should be waking up, however, but beforehand. Just like adults, children find it difficult to wake up and get out of bed straight away. To accommodate for this, consider setting their alarm 5 or so minutes earlier than they need to get out of bed. As little as 5 minutes can be enough time for them to have a stretch in the warmth of their bed and prepare their mind for the day ahead before it’s time to get out of bed and make their way to the kitchen.

Tutoring in Santa Clara, CA Can Work for Your Student

One-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara, CA isn’t just for students who bring home low grades. Subject-focused tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can also help children like yours raise a C to an A. To find out more about how tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can help improve your child’s grades, book your free initial diagnostic assessment with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara, CA by calling (408) 816-7825 today.

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