l usually make my 5 year old pick up about once a day. All his toys, books and paper that he strews all over. Then I ususally ask him to clean his room and straiten his bed.
We have a check chart and if he does a good enough job without complaining then he gets either a .25 .50 .75. or a dollar check mark depending on the cleaning and how much and how well he did.
When he accumulates enough he can buy what he wants. Last month he bought a new ds game.
So, am I too harsh or what? Do you think this is good or bad for kids?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Feb. 18, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by mndpfff at 4:23 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
My son has been cleaning up his own toys since he started walking. When he was 10 months old he started walking and would spread his toys all over. We made it a game for him to pick his stuff up before bedtime. He loved it. Over time it became a routine and he just simply picked up after himself. He is 6 now and he is expected to make his bed. Put his laundry in his hamper, pick up his toys when he is finished with them, do his homework, do his 30 minutes of reading. He is also expected to put his clean laundry in his own drawers. He is not harmed by this and plays as much as his friends do. We just make sure he is learning responsibility while he is young so we don't have to fight him when he is a teen and suddenly expect him to start doing chores. We are teaching him to do things for himself and look after himself. Kids who don't have any chores are have a huge disservice done to them.
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