call for desperate measures. why wont can't my child learn not to wake up before 5:45 in the morning. on the rare occasion i can get him to go back to sleep, but not often enough. he wakes up early but is by no means ready to start his day, he needs more sleep. he is cranky if he starts his day this early and then the entire days schedule is off. what to do. i feel like i have tried many things, but i am now completely open to any suggestions. we need sleep!