How to get your teens up early

I’ve been asked many times how I manage to get my teens to come to the gym with me at the unearthly hour of 7:30 in the morning. Apparently it’s common for teens to sleep till noon time. One mother even told me her teens wake up at 5 pm in the evening 😯 !!

I’m one of the very few parents who brings her teens to the gym on public holidays and days when college classes start late. Over the years, I’ve been bringing one teen after another as soon as they were old enough, sometimes 2 of them at once, sometimes all 3.

To be honest, it’s not so hard to get them to come along. My teens have been trained from young to be in bed by 10:00pm on school nights and they’re up at 6:00am. Yes, even now!

On the weekends, if they’re not up by 9-ish, I will wake them up and they know they have to be at the Delta faucets brushing their teeth within the half hour. They’re used to it.

As for getting them excited about working out, I didn’t have to do much. Guess I’m just lucky they enjoy working out as much as I do 😀 .

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One Comment

  • valery cagney

    Stopping by to say hi from the Sunday Blog Hop
    Stop by any time. I have a hard time getting all my kids up.