Community Q&A – How do you get kids cleaning a shared room without fights?
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Kids Share Room – They Fight About Cleaning
I am wondering if you have any creative ideas for helping my kids clean their shared bedroom?
Currently my 8 and 6 year olds share a room and of course the responsibility for cleaning it up. Unfortunately cleaning the room and keeping it clean causes a lot of strife. They frequently argue over who is not helping, who got what out, and who does more cleaning. My 8 year old is better at getting it done but often protests loudly that the 6 year old is not helping or worse just playing (and of course every one knows you can’t protest and clean at the same time:).
What can I do to help them? I will admit that I am not good about sitting in the room with them and walking them through it at this point. I have 3 kids and one on the way, I need them to be able to complete this task fairly independently. I always appreciate the creative solutions you post on your blog !
Do your kids share a room? What are your tips for getting kids cleaning together in a shared bedroom?? Scroll down to see other people’s answers; click “add one” to add your own.
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