Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Do you clean your teens room...or do you let it stay dirty...when you tell them to clean it and they dont do it right?

Answer Question

Asked by bellamommyof4 at 12:19 AM on Oct. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

Level 16 (2,448 Credits)
Answers (10)
  • I make them go back and do it until its done the way its supposed to be.

    Answer by muslimahpj at 12:26 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • make them clean it! us mammas are in charge,, evry kid gets attitude anbout that stuff, its gotta be done though. what if you did your jobs half the way kids do their jobs.. what if you only Half cooked their food? half cleaned the laundry? the world doesnt work by doing things half

    Answer by momaholly at 12:27 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • When I was younger, if we didn't clean our room to our mom's standards she would literally come in our rooms and sit on our beds and tell us exactly what we needed to do. It got the room cleaned to her specifications but also kept us doing the work. If they do a bad job and you go back and do it for them, then they will always do a bad job because they know you will literally clean up after them.

    Answer by jb1663 at 12:27 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • my kids look after their own rooms i do not go in at all that is their space if i do go in i knock because i am a guest even thou i pay the bills kids need to have their space to get away from all the bull shit they go through

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 12:29 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • they clean it. They do a pretty good job actually. It is my 10 year old son (who shares a room with his 15 year old bro) that is the worst offender.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:31 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • lol i make my boys clean there own room n there 4 n 2 i help of course but u need to start teaching them if not ull b doing it till the day they move out..

    Answer by sandi_361 at 1:40 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My kids clean their rooms. If they leave stuff laying on the floor, I throw it away. I expect them to keep them clean. My kids are 12,10,& 9.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Leave it, it doesn't effect me in any way. If they want to live like pigs, be my guest.

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 11:32 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • i only have small kids, but I will always have a clean and pristine home, and the fact is they wont leave that room until it is to my standard! PERIOD

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:28 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My daughter is a clean freak so I never have to tell her to do it nor do I think it is right for a parent to clean a grown childs room.

    Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 4:49 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.