Ok, so this question was somewhat helpful, but my son's problem is not quite the same. He is 5 and will be starting kindergarten in a few weeks (August 7th). Right now, we have the luxury of taking our time in the morning; even on days that my kids go to daycare we don't really have to be there until about 9:00 or so. However, my son's elementary school starts at 8:15 and the kindergarten teachers have all ready said that they prefer their students to be there by 8:00 so they can put their stuff away, get settled, and start their day promptly at 8:15. Realistically, this means that my son needs to be ready to walk out the door by 7:30 a.m. most mornings.
His problem is actually getting out of bed. Once he's up and moving, he gets ready fairly quickly and I don't have to hassle him too much about what he needs to do, but getting him out of bed is really difficult. The problem is not waking him up, he wakes up most mornings by himself by about 7:30, but he does not want to get out of bed. Sometimes he will come into my bedroom and climb into my bed--even if no one else is in it. Then we play the hide-under-the-covers game/I don't want to get up game/I don't feel good game/I don't like the lights on game for the next 10 minutes until he finally drags himself out of bed, uses the bathroom, and happily traipses off to his room to get dressed. After this, it's all gravy.
Thoughts on how to help him wake up and get started in the morning? I understand where he's coming from--I'm the exact same way, but dealing with the situation as an adult is different from dealing with the situation as a kid.