The struggle is real. That would be the struggle to get your family to help clean up after themselves. No matter how many times you ask, they also seem to come up with an excuse or distraction. All of this leads to a lot of tension around the house. There has to be a better way and that might come through the right motivation. Here’s what to think about:
Set a Good Example
If you think back to when your kids were toddler age, then you would remember that they copied everything you did. They are much more responsive to what you do rather than what you do. That means you have to keep your “zones” clear of clutter and clean. It is hard to get them to clean the bathroom, when your bathroom isn’t clean.
Give Kids Ownership
Yes, it is your house and therefore your rules but you can instill a sense of pride for the home in your kids. That happens when you give them some ownership of their space. Let them arrange the furniture in their room or paint a bookshelf. If they have decorations to put on the wall, then let them pick the perfect spot. That can soon meld into encouraging them to pick up their toys and make their beds.
Define the Tasks
Kids are the masters of finding loopholes. They love to take things literally and that allows them to get out of all kinds of chores. This is why you need to define the tasks. Give them a list of all the things that are expected of them and what the standards are to each task. This approach also applies to your teens that might be even savvier when it comes to finding loopholes.
Set Time Limits
Cleaning up around the house shouldn’t be an open-ended task. You can set the time it will take for them to complete the job and then give them a little extra time. If they can’t complete the task within that time, then there needs to be consequences like no TV or video games.
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