DS is in grade 11. He is 16. He was HSed until grade 10, fwiw.
He is struggling with getting up on time to make the bus. The bus is at 7:45. I do not think he minds going to school (there is some stuff he likes and some he does not, but overall the pros outweigh the cons). I do not think he is trying to avoid school. He simply has real issues with going to bed on time and waking up in time to make the bus. Once a week I end up driving him to school because he missed the bus. Yesterday he missed school entirely because he missed the bus and I was not home to drive him in (no public transit where we live - although walking (2.5 miles) might be an option.
I typically wake up around 8:30, quite a bit after he is supposed to be up and off to school.
He has an alarm clock - he sets it, and hides under the covers when it goes off. We are getting him another alarm clock today and placing it on the other side of the room.
I also called the school this morning and asked them to read him a gentle riot act over the issue. Hopefully that will help.
So here is my question:
Should I get up early and make him get on the bus?
1. Yes - it could affect his grades, he needs help to learn to be punctual, etc.
2. No - he is 16.5 - he is old enough to get himself on the bus and if he does not he should reap any consequences.