Children work well with a schedule. Remember, a child will watch the same video every day 3 times a day if you let them. They like familiarity and routine.

If you are struggling to get your children to tidy up their rooms, try setting a schedule for them. Have them tidy up every day at the same time so it becomes part of what they do each day like breathing.

My life was much easier when I had children at home and in school, I was forced to keep a schedule. You may not be a schedule type of person, but just this one simple principle can help teach your children to pick up after themselves.

If you are successful with that, you can add to it. For instance, EVERY time you finish with a meal, have EVERY family member put their dishes in the sink. It is a simple thing, but children learn best by repetition.

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