It's not like she has much to do. All I ask her to do is maintain her room and bed made. I also ask her to clean her bathroom once a week since she is the only one using it and she'll only wipe counters but not do toilet, tub nor floor. I've even left her toilet unclean until it leaves a ring (gross) just to see if she'll get grossed out and want to clean it but no that didn't work either.
She is just not motivated to maintain her things and I am so tired of having to keep reminding her to pick up, clean this, do that, over and over again. Funny thing is she's a straight A honor student, is very responsible when it comes to getting up on time to get ready to go to school, lunch, backpack, homework, etc. I NEVER have to remind her of anything when it comes to school. Her teachers love her!! I'm so proud of her in that sence and I do tell her but when it comes to helping me here at home with her things she's totally different. Any ideas!!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by gemgem at 5:31 PM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by tspillane at 7:26 PM on Jun. 20, 2011
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:01 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
I am having the same problem with my 12 yo dd and dishes. I talked to my mom and she said all of her kids ( there are 8 of us) she said we all grew out of it. I think patience and persistence as well as a little discipline. Good luck ladies, it gets better, or so I am told.
Answer by mama04inID at 2:45 AM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 8:00 AM on Jun. 21, 2011