From the moment we find out we’re expecting, we begin thinking about what it is we want for our children. Ultimately, the most important thing is that our children grow up to be happy, caring, and responsible individuals. To do our part in assuring this, we have to do what we can to teach our children responsibility, and what better way to do that than to teach them how to clean the bedroom.
Get your kids to clean their bedroom. 3 parenting tips.
1. Work together.
One fun and effective way to teach your child how to clean his bedroom is to do it with him. Set aside a time (probably right before bed), and tell him you will help him pick up his toys so that he can wake up to a clean room in the morning. By placing emphasis on you helping him, you’re letting him know it is his responsibility—not yours.
2. Create a chart.
Create a chart with a list of things that need to be done when cleaning the bedroom. By using a mobile reward chart app, your child can go over the list each night and make sure everything is done. Marking off the chore gives your child a sense of accomplishment, and can help encourage him to continue to clean the bedroom.
3. Provide an incentive.
Maybe your child really does not see the benefits in cleaning his bedroom. Or maybe he does, but just refuses to do it. If this is the case, a good thing to do is to limit his privileges. As he grows up, it’s important for him to know that he has to handle his responsibilities before having fun. So, if he is refusing to clean his bedroom, tell him that is fine, but he won’t be able to hang out with his friends, go to the movies, or anything else he wants to do for fun. This will provide him with the opportunity to be responsible and make a decision as to what he will do.