How can I get my 5 year old to help me with cleaning around the house?

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Tah - posted on 02/04/2012

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then she gets everything that can make a mess removed..her toys/games/dolls etc get put up and she plays with them 2 at time and has to hand those 2 in before she can get 2 more. make your life easy. My 5 year old wants approval so when i tell him to clean his room and his downstairs play room, he does his best and then comes to me excited and ask me to come look at what he's done and i tell him what a big boy he is..



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Gail - posted on 02/04/2012

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Thanks for the thought :) I've tried the reward system and for some reason it will work for only a few days then she's right back to not wanting to help or she complains so I just end up doing the clean up around the house. I have the hardest time with her helping me clean up her room...

Tah - posted on 02/04/2012

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there are a few ways you can do that...you can try to link it with her doing things she enjoys. for instance, we don't play go fish if your toys aren't picked up....you can also do a reward system where she earns an item for cleaning. you can make cleaning a game as well. first one to pick up the most toys/clothes etc..wins...



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