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How to Get Your Kids to Clean Up

Tips on how to convince our children to be little helpers when it comes to clean-up time.

By
Cherylyn Feierabend
4-minute read
Episode #128

Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting.

This week I’m please to introduce guest author Danielle Griggs. Danielle is a working mom of three children who along with her daughter, Bella, created Tidy Kidz™ to help kids develop good habits that will last them a lifetime and also encourage a harmonious family environment. You can visit the Tidy Kidz™ website at www.tidykidz.com. That’s T I D Y K I D Z.com. Danielle has some wonderful tips to share with us!

How to Get Your Kids to Clean Up

Now, let’s see what tips Danielle has to offer those of us who need some tips on how to convince our children to be little helpers when it comes to clean-up time.

Some things just never change and this particular issue is no different. You CANNOT expect your little people to keep their rooms picked up if your room looks like a set for the show Clean House (prior to the clean part). You may get lucky a time or two but ultimately our kids do what we do, not what we say. Go ahead and argue with yourself; I’ll wait…

Great!  So glad you are back and hopefully you have reached your senses and understand that “monkey see, monkey do” is more than just a quaint phrase. We have all watched our kids emulate grown-up behavior and it’s no accident that children of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and so on do it!  It’s universal! They will emulate the good and the bad no matter how much we try to tell them what to do and how to do it. They are watching us!

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Cherylyn Feierabend
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