How Cleaning My Room Changed My Life – A MomGadget Review

by Marna

how-cleaning-my-room-changed-my-lifeHow Cleaning My Room Changed My Life – they could change the name to help parents get their kids to want to help clean around the house. Of course that is a too long title but that is what it did for me. Since I started reading this amazing little book to my boys before bed, they’ve taken more interest in helping me around the house.  I’ve been inspired to actually make a chart for jobs so there’s no arguing about who does what. I have also begun paying allowance which isn’t always a bad thing when I’m getting extra help.  When we reach the end of the book the boys start telling me what jobs the book says they are old enough to do. It sure keeps things simple and less complicated. Any parent of small kids knows how valuable THAT can be.

As a mom, I love this book. I will be adding this as gifts for family and friends with small children.

How Cleaning My Room Changed My Life is available on Amazon and retails for $15.41

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

KY's Commonwealth Eye Surgery May 8, 2009 at 4:31 am

Nice book.
Cleaning your room makes you feel better.You feel happy and relaxed.Your kids are also doing a nice job

Thanks
Neo

sally May 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Thanks for the book tip! Always looking for good new useful books on parenting – every little helps…

Have you ever tried the baby books from Gurgle? They’re pretty good too, though they don’t make kids tidy up unfortunately…

Gloria May 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Thanks! You’re right about the title it’s a little too long and uninspiring but it still sounds like a great book. Getting my children to clean their room is a pain but what parent hasn’t admitted to that, right? The way I normally do it is I trick them into thinking it’s a game: whoever gets the toys in the bin the fastest or whoever makes their bed the neatest- plus a small treat. They’re still young enough to be tricked by this but when they’re older that’s when I know that I might have a problem but hopefully they’ll learn good habits young and carry them on.

Becky September 18, 2009 at 3:02 am

I am always looking for great books that help to instill the kinds of qualities that I feel are important for my kids to learn. I will definitely be looking into this book. Thanks:)
.-= Becky´s last blog ..Purple and Blue Button Bracelet/Anklet =-.

End of Tenancy Cleaning London April 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Ha ha nice one, the old psychology trick, “you can’t clean your room your not old enough and can’t handle the pace like your sister”

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