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It takes me all day to clean the house and put everything where belongs..and my kid (2-3 years old) takes 5 minutes to do that on her own way :D...How you deal with that?

Are you so nervous about that..or you just let go everything ..What is your reaction?

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Alison - posted on 01/17/2011

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My daughter is the same age. She seems so innocent, but she really knows the rules and needs consequences to be motivated to follow those rules.

If your daughter really has an interest in cleaning, give her a squirt bottle with some water in it and a rag and let her wipe down the walls, doors, tables, toys and television. Another riskier activity is a bucket of water and a sponge for cleaning the floor (like Cinderella). The floor will end up VERY wet though.

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Thank you...you are all right...I'm just so mad sometimes when i found her e.g. in "cleaning" tv..she takes roll-on deo and smear whole screan...or...she just love to mottle the walls..i buy her a lot of coloring book...but she loves walls...etc...and she is so disoponted when i tell her not to do that...etc...

Amy - posted on 01/17/2011

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If I was you I'd be more than excited! Kids have a lot more energy so I'm not surprised they could get it done quicker. If your child enjoys something and is good at something like that embrace it and be proud of them for it!

If only we could get our 2 1/2 year old to start picking his toys up!

Kristin - posted on 01/17/2011

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you dont want to criticize her or she may feel like she is doing a bad job. let her do it as she is and she will eventually learn to go faster. you dont want to make her feel like it frustrates you to wait for her because she may get the message that its just easier to not do anything. and that will carry on for a while.

Juli - posted on 01/16/2011

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let her take part in the cleaning she will enjoy being involved and she will be learning at the same time

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