My dds have a hella lot of toys. I don't even know where they came from. So her room is trashed- AGAIN. Is it wrong for me to expect her to clean it up? When I ask her to do it (when I ask her to do anything actually) she responds with some sentence that makes no sense whatsoever. For example:
Me: Please clean up your room or you'll lose your toys.
Her: If I lose them then I won't be able to go to Disneyland
Me: Disneyland has nothing to do with this, if you don't clean up your toys I am going to throw them in the trash.
Her: Okay. Can I throw my toys in the garbage?
I shouldn't threaten to toss her toys if I don't mean it but I don't know what else to do. Sometimes I feel like I am this terrible mom who has NO clue how to handle her child in stressful situations. My mind goes blank and I have to walk away before I start yelling at her.
I don't want to clean up her mess. I have enough to do but she refuses to do it.
I have considered locking her in her room until it's cleaned (mom did that to me more than a few times) or actually chucking her toys (mom did that too.) How do you reason with a four year old?
Make her clean them up what the heck are you wrong she is the child and you are the parent if she doesn't clean them up, you clean it & donate them don't fall for any of her bs excuses, or sad faces handle it the more you procrastinate the more she is going to think that this is OK
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