Tag Archives: clean-up time

I don’t think you understand how this is supposed to work.

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I wanted my 19-month-old to help clean up the toys, so I picked up a block and dropped it in the box. After repeating this several times to demonstrate the concept, I held out a block for her to drop in the box. Instead, she grabbed the block in one hand, Read the rest of this entry

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At least she knows her virtues.

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I told my four-year-old she had to clean up if she wanted dessert. She continued to look at books. “I’ll give your pudding to your little sister if you don’t clean up,” I said. She continued to look at books. Read the rest of this entry

Delegation is key

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Every night at 7:00 I announce clean-up time. Then the kids pick which room they want to clean. Usually the 6-year-old does the play room, and the 4-year-old does their bedroom. Tonight I noticed that they had been playing in my room as well, so I said, “This room is also a mess,” to which my 4-year-old replied, Read the rest of this entry