Sometimes it is exasperating to get your kids to clean their rooms and keep it that way. Sometimes it may even turn into a power struggle in which the parent almost always ends up feeling disappointed and often even angry. Things don’t have to get out of hand; here are a few tips to help you help your kids keep a neat and pleasant rooms.
How to Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms
You can easily precondition your child to maintain a clean room by introducing small but vital protocols aimed at achieving order. Simple routines, like making the bed or putting clothes in their wardrobe before leaving the room, create predictability and stability in the life of kids.
Insist on Well-Established Rules
Let the child know what can and can’t be done in their rooms. Sometimes the mess in the room could be as a result of the child having too many tasks happening in a small space. Rules such as having no food or dirty dishes in the room too will help keep the room clean.
Teach Your Child How to Do Chores
This will in the process teach your kid how to take care of things. They will begin to love order and organization that they will then extend to their rooms.
Clearly Delineate Your Definition of a Neat Room
Sometimes the child just needs you to explain what you expect the room needs to look like. By having well-defined standards, you will find that your children are more willing to meet your expectations and clean their rooms.
Provide Just Enough of What They Need
I am a big supporter of minimalism. If your daughter has more stuff that her small room can handle, her room will be a constant mess. They will clean their rooms easily if they have less stuff. Do they really need so many toys?
Finally, an important part of getting a child to clean their rooms is giving him or her pride of his or her room. If your daughter, for instance, feels that she owns her room, she will be inclined to keep it looking great. Of course, as a parent, you too are expected to set the perfect example of neatness and organization. There are lots of neat tips on Pinterest. Use them!
Of course, When they get older – you will get to an age where you need to pick your battles. Having kids to clean their rooms sometimes isn’t everything. Also, it’s nice for kids to feel like they have their own space where they have some degree of autonomy. Think about it!