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Every minute she wakes up later than she should is 1€ (or whatever the currency you use) less for her week assignation.
That should help a bit.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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I guess I was lucky with my daughter ... or maybe I was smart ... I never had any problems neither getting her to sleep nor to get her out of bed.
We never commanded her "Now you go to sleep, or else...!" From she was a toddler, I spent maybe half an hour with her getting into her pajamas, reading another chapter to her from a book (before she started school, she knew at least a couple hundred books), singing at least one of her favorite lullabyes, and the caress she loved. She had a casette player by her bedside, and I never told her not to use it after I had left her room. If I checked in fifteen minutes later, I would usually find her firmly asleep with some soft music still playing.
The morning started with some soft caress, like a hand in her neck, some soft tickeling, before I lifted her, still half asleep, up on my arm, her arms around my neck. Holding my other arm around her, carefully setting her down on the floor. I made waking up into a positive, warm experience from day one. When she grew too old to be lifted out of bed, she didn't forget the pleasant feeling of waking up to a new day. Even if you feel really tired, you still love daddy's warm hand in your neck, giving you a warm wake-up welcome.
Sleeping never was associated with bad feelings at night, waking up never in the mornings. Both had a lot of positive, warm elements.
If a kid most of her life has been forced to go to bed, Sleep, dammit!!, and forced out of bed, you may have a hard time changing her experience ten to fifteen years later. If you, on the other hand, start out with a toddler, there is much more of "You get what you ask for". I asked for "as little problems as possible", and managed to get very few problems.
Besides, here in Scandinavia we have a rich tradition with children's books, so even as an adult you may enjoy reading them to your kid. Lots of those I read were actually from when I was schoolboy myself, giving me a great opportunity to talk about what life was like in those days. The songs I gave her were also from my own childhood, balancing the modern music that is rather unfit as lullabyes. In brief: I surely enjoyed those bedside hours myself!
So my biggest dilemma is should I buy a new clock or a helmet for myself.
Get a new clock, and give it to her along with the receipt for it, to replace the property she's destroyed. Works best if her birthday is coming up shortly so you can give it to her then.
(As you may be able to tell, I'm no parent. By choice.)
Not that I'm a morning person myself, but I've never had to rely on an alarm clock. I've probably been awake before 6:00am / 6:30am every day of my life without ever trying. Not that I get up at that time. But by the time I need to get up, I've already done enough tossing and turning to get up without any hassle.
Buy her a nice bicycle that'll substitute for the taxi service you provide when she misses the current mode of getting to whereever. The incentive to get out of the rack in the morning is the first hurdle.