Just on a side note I am amazed at how many people on this thread have used the argument that early rising must be done "for success." I call BS. There are lots of sucessful people out there who don't have to get up at seven.
The "on time" crowd is out in force again.
DD doesn't like to get up, she doesn't like to go to bed. She's in bed by about 8:30 every night, up at 7:15am and out the door at 8am to get to school by 8:15am. We're gentle with her in the morning, help her get dressed if she needs it, etc. If she comments on being tired, I just gently remind her that's why she needs to go to sleep when we put her to bed at night. She's learning slowly but surely. (She's in kindy).