Daylight saving time takes its toll on parents and kids.
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So far, his internal clock hasn't gotten used to waking up at a new time, though. Hopping out of bed at what's now an hour earlier is making for an exhausted mommy and a cranky kindergartener.
Our tactic to keep him in bed in the mornings is to tell him he has to wait until it's daylight outside to get up. Seems like a pretty fair request and, since he knows how to tell time, we show him what time is best to get out of bed.
Now, we haven't been 100% successful just yet with getting him to stay put until a semi-reasonable hour. But he'll get out of bed, we remind him of the time to look for and he'll climb back in bed without complaint.
Of course, it won't be long until he's fully adjusted to the new time. But in the meantime, wake up calls in our house are beginning before the rooster crows.
What are some of the ways you help your kids adjust to the time change?