Getting a kid to listen to you might be the biggest challenge. And that too, to get them involved in cleaning the house might be one of your biggest struggles! So here are some very useful tips to help you get your kids aid you in keeping the house clean.
Setting the rules
You need to lay down the rules to keeping the house clean first! You need to be absolutely clear on what each person’s tasks are for the particular day. You need to make sure that your kids follow those rules that is set by you. And you can have common rules in the house and ensure that everyone in house from the adults to the kids follow those rules. For instance, a house rule that I practice is that no one can leave any clothing in the living room under any circumstance. And this rule is carried out strictly, not even the adults can break it!
You can also implement a rewarding system where you give your kids tasks and if they complete the task properly you can reward them. Just as rewarding, you can also have a punishment system like not allowing them to watch television during their allocated times. This way you will be able to either bribe or threaten them to carry out the cleaning tasks. You can also make the cleaning tasks fun to do together, that they themselves will come do it without you insistence! They might become your very own landscape gardener Melbourne as well.
Practicing what you preach
This is one of the most important things! You need to practice what you preach! You should always ensure that you follow all the house rules that you have set. Only then will your children also follow them. Even the other adults have to be mindful of the house rules and follow them to perfection. Even in a time of laziness, if the children are watching they should never break the rule. Because it will only make the kids to do the same! If you are getting commercial landscapers to clean and beautify the garden and if you want to maintain it. You need to keep doing the needful tasks continuously for the garden to look as beautiful all the time. Likewise, to teach your kids to keep the house clean you need to first do it!
Appreciate and encourage
Appreciation and encouragement has always been two important elements to getting a kid to do something. If you want your kid to help in cleaning the house, then don’t forget praise their work when they do it. There will be shortcomings but you need to first appreciate their doings and only then teach them how to correct their mistakes. Not pin point their mistakes in the beginning!