So the way it works is she dumps the water on herself,
and that cools the frustration of trying to get
the kid to get up ?
Lol, that's clever!
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I was serious about the water, why not? I'm sure it would get him up, and prevent this rather serious problem of him ignoring his mother.
Other suggestions? Well, grab his leg and drag him out of bed. Um, OR...you could just let HIM be the parent, as apparently has been the case. No offense at all intended, just my two cents. Any time you permit your child to ignore your request, you are asking for trouble. Whatever you do, it must be immediate and effective, or you are going to be dealing with laziness and disobediance in other areas.