What If My Child Refuses To Clean Their Room?
Refusing to clean their room or purposely doing a bad job should never be allowed. Young children know that Mommy and Daddy love them. Teach them that sometimes love means getting an extra scoop of ice cream, and sometimes it means being told to eat your vegetables. Either way, children must obey their parents because this is right.
For older children, talk about why having a clean room is important–establishing good habits, knowing how to maintain a home when they’re on their own, inviting friends over, etc. And it’s OK to use that tried-and-true parental statement–my house, my rules. They can set the rules when they have their own house.
Are There Ways To Help My Child Be Successful?
Absolutely! If there are barriers you can remove to help them be successful, you should do so. Consider: