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My daughter is five years old and has a room of her own that also houses toys for the two little siblings. I ask her to pick up her room each day, just a few things picked up helps to keep it a playable space. I am so frustrated because she can't even pick up one or two things. Today I asked her to pick up her room ....which only had a small amount of toys on the floor and most for them were books. I have been checking on her every 10-20 min between dishes and laundry. I noticed I was getting no where with praise and persistence so I changed it to picking only up the books. I gave her about 30 min and returned to her room. Nothing was picked up....I flipped out! I took all her books on the floor to the yardsale pile...the. Proceeded to ask her if she liked having things....she says yes and wants to keep her stuff but doesn't want anything to do with being responsible for them. I am so fed up with fighting over this matter. I told myself at one point that this is a battle that I would give up on and just go to her room daily and pick it up myself....but how does that help her?? It doesn't.....now I am back to being mad about this issue daily almost . So with all that said....do you have your younger children clean their spaces and if so what do you do to help them be involved? And if not please tell me why not....I have got to find a way to make piece with this....it's tearing me up to be the vicious yelling mommy I am becoming with this issue...help me please!