My ten year old has to keep his own room clean, and his bathroom clean. He does this to earn his allowance at the end of each week. If they are not clean, he does not get an allowance. I constantly hear, how this is just mean, and none of his friends have to "earn" their allowance. So, what is your take? Does your child keep their own room clean?
Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 12:47 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Actually, we don't enforce a "clean your room" rule. We make them clean their messes in other parts of the house, but their bedroom is their sacred space, and they have to live in it; clean or dirty. However, we do not allow eating in the rooms, and laundry always goes to the bathroom hampers. And if things do get out of hand, we will go and make them straighten it up so it's livable. We also don't give "allowance" for things they should be doing naturally. If they want money, they need to do extra things, like helping neighbours with their needs.
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