Due to personal experience, something else we would highly recommend is to refuse to play into her bad mood. As we have stated in previous articles, we highly recommend “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Jim Faye and Foster Cline. The website is www.loveandlogic.com. A great response is to say, “I love you too much to argue.” They have no ammunition at that point.
Maybe adjusting bedtime would be good if your daughter can’t get out of bed. She will receive consequences for being tardy or absent from school, and you shouldn’t rescue her from this situation.
When all is said and done, getting up to fulfill adult responsibilities is something we all deal with for most of our lives. Learning to handle this appropriately should start now. Best of luck — and remember … when you are smiling, it confuses them.
A little addition from Sally … cold-water-soaked Q-tips placed in kids’ ears makes them never want you to awaken them again.
Please send questions to email@example.com. Jeannie and Sally are certified school counselors with 49 years combined educational experience. Jeannie has two children, Sally three. The responses presented don’t necessarily represent the views of any certain school district.