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.

Deploy the Tickle Monster

“I sing and clang around in the kitchen until my boys wake up. If that doesn't work, then the tickle monster jumps into bed with them! That always gets them up and giggling.”

– Stacey
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