Any tips on how to disciple 4 kids?

Nickey - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




My husband and I have 4 children at home. Our 2 boys share a room and so do the 2 girls. Their ages range from 7-12. We are having issues with them keeping their rooms cleaned. They have a hard time remembering to pick up after themselves and keep things tidy. We have tryed grounding them and taking away priveledges. None of this has helped. Any suggestions?


Liz - posted on 01/23/2012




Write up a checklist of the things you want them to do. Tape it to their door and let them know "you may not do (go outside to play, talk on the phone, have a snack...etc) until you have (put your dirty laundry in the hamper, made your bed, emptied your trash...etc)" Make it a noticeable sign, so that they see it whenever they walk out the door. Good luck.

Kyleigh - posted on 01/23/2012




I stand there and tell them to simply clean it all up and stay there til they get it done. I will offer to help them the FIRST time and keep checking on the room to make sure its tidy and presentable.

Sherri - posted on 01/23/2012




They are kids and you can not expect them to be 100% clean and tidy. That is living a pipe dream. Simply you are going to have to keep on them to do it or close the door to their bedrooms and ignore it.


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Nickey - posted on 01/23/2012




There is no way I could just close the door to their room that is for sure..I work too hard on the house as it is to just let it go unnoticed. I do like the idea however of making a check list and taping it to their door and also staying on them about keeping it clean. I do know that we sometimes feel like we are living in a pipe dream because we want our kids to have a clean and tidy room. I just do not like walking in their room and seeing clothes on the floor after we have told them a million times about the hamper. I will absolutly try the check list. I appreciate it ladies.

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