they are very independent when it comes to everything else. they give themselves showers (while i stand there and watch) they pick out what they want to wear and dress themselves, and they can order what they want at just about any restaurant that we go to. but when it is time to clean up they start to cry and tell me that they are tired and don't feel good and will stall till it is time for bed. i turn tv's off and i check on them telling them that i am cleaning to. which i usually am. i am just out of ideas
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My 6 yr old won't pick up her room unless I am beside her helping her. All I can say is that kids probably won't want to clean on their own until they become adults.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Apr. 20, 2010
a lot of people think it's cruel,but i run a military style house when it comes to cleaning. i think it creates a stress free environment for everyone. my kids (5,4, and 2) have picked up on my habits. when i'm finished with something, i put it away before i do ANYTHING else. we make our beds as soon as we wake up. we clear our plates as soon as we finish a meal. my kids like to keep their rooms clean because they know where to find things. the toy bin organizer is a great investment. even my 2 year old knows that the blocks go with the blocks and the cars go wit the cars. best of all, they can bring an entire bin full of farm animals outside, and it doesn't take 5 trips to bring them back in. lead by example and point out the benefits of organization every time you hear "mom! where's my shoe/ book/ game/ ect...?"
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