Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cleaning House:

"A Mom's 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement" After reading this book by Kay Wills Wyma, I have discovered we are on the right track with our child rearing. People would say to me things like, "And I thought we were hard on our kids." I took that as a compliment at times, and then when I was alone in my house while everyone else was sleeping, I would think I'm a big meanie! I chose this book to review because Elisa Morgan had good things to say about it. If you are involved in any way with MOPS, you've heard that name before.

I'm all about teaching my children responsibility at home. I want them to grow up not feeling entitled to everything and thinking they don't have to work for it. The author breaks down her chapters by tasks. She starts off with easy thing like making beds. That is something we have our 3 year old doing already, so my head got a little big reading that part. We make it fun so it doesn't seem like a chore to them. They are happy to do it! She goes on to add kitchen work, outdoor work, laundry, etc. 

It all really does depend on your child's age with what you assign them to do. Teaching responsibility to children at a younger age is much easier than teaching them once they hit middle school. If you happen to have children who think the world revolves around them, then this book might be able to help you and your children out. I know I have a lot of great information now.

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I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. We've tried SO many different methods to teach our kids about responsibility and the importance of work. None have worked perfectly, so I'm still on the lookout for that "perfect" method! I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the recommendation.