How to get your kids to clean up

By | April 5, 2012 | Home Decoration & Organizing

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Cleaning is not an intuitive skill. Although, at times I wonder if I was born with some rare Genetic Tiddyness gene! However, there are some ways in which parents can begin to teach the value of cleanliness. Although children don’t need any encouragement to spread their toys about or to flick paint around, cleaning up takes a little coaxing, and this can be a lonely task for a social child and at times can feel like punishment or a never ending task. You may begin to see that your child wanting to help you clean. Be a tidy role model. That means you must model the behaviors you want to see in your child. Young children actually learn best through experience and not always through formal instruction.

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Kimberley Clayton Blaine

Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT, is the executive producer of the Go-To Mom series and the producer of the branded entertainment show www.MommytoMommy.TV. She is the author of The Internet Mommy & The Go-To Mom's Parents' Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children. In September 2011, Kimberley was named one of the most powerful moms in social media by Working Mother Magazine. Currently, she has been a spokesperson for Lego Duplo, Disney Consumer Products, Schick Intuition, and Sony Electronics digital imaging. Kimberley is also a national parenting expert and a licensed Family and Child Therapist specializing in working with children newborn to seven years old.

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