Iced Marbles, Dog Kisses, and Other Creative Ways to Get Your Kid Out of Bed

When alarm clocks don't cut it, our readers use tickle monsters, late fees, and these other unusually effective strategies to light a fire under kids who can't wake up in the morning.

Use the Magic Touch

“My son needs physical contact to wake up. I start out by touching his arm and hugging him on the way out of bed. Once he is awake, I remind him of what he needs to do, one thing at a time, as the morning progresses.”

– An ADDitude reader
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