Trying to get your kids to clean their rooms regardless of their age can sometimes feel like an uphill battle.
Whether your kids are young and learning the process of cleaning their room, or they’re a teenager and giving you a hard time, it can feel almost impossible to get them to listen.
We understand the frustration, and we want to share three tips on how you can get your kids to help keep their space clean, so you can stop feeling overwhelmed.
1. Help Your Child Get Started
Sometimes the simple answer to why a child is not cleaning up their room is because they don’t know where to start.
What we recommend is helping them get started by showing them some tips and tricks.
For example, if they’re working on organizing, teach them what you’ve learned throughout your life.
Maybe it’s a way of folding your clothes or choosing what goes in each bin. Whatever it might be, take the time to teach them.
Yes, at the moment, it might feel like extra work, but in the long run, it will help set your child up for success.
2. Focus On One Part At A Time
Is your child’s room a complete mess? First, take a deep breath and find an area that would be a good place to start.
Rather than trying to clean it all at once, break it down into sections.
Whether it’s the closet, the study area, or picking up the clothes off the floor, find what they can manage to do on their own and start there.
We recommend making a list of everything that needs completing. By creating a list, your child can see what needs to be done and pick the next task that they want to work on at that moment.
3. Don’t Clean It For Them
Whatever you do, don’t clean their room for them. It might feel better because it will get done quicker, but it will cause more harm.
If your child is old enough to do it themselves, it’s essential to let them do it.
You’re teaching them responsibility by not doing the work for them and that if they want a clean space, they must do it themselves.
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