Stress-free clean up in the nursery
On the ground, the game cars fighting for Parking spaces, in the middle of Teddy and dirty socks, the bed is besieged snippets of crayons and paper, in between a half-full yogurt Cup. The Chaos in many children’s mothers and fathers pushing rooms, often to despair. Children are messy. Better said: your ideas about the structure and Chaos, differ from those of their parents, often significantly. Annoying discussions on the topic of order in a household with children can hardly be avoided – but there are a number of ways to defuse the issue.
Age help depending on the
How much can tidy up a child depends on his age. Smaller children need help with cleaning up a whole room, you are overwhelmed. From about four years of age children can provide a good self-for order in certain areas, for example, the Time-, construction -, or doll corner.
- Everyday tip: Explain what will be vacated: “The Teddy is sleeping on the shelf, the car parked in the box.” On the premises you together with the child and praise it.
Small Tricks with effect
Here useful storage systems such as stackable boxes, drawer cabinets, plenty of shelf space. For small stuff that constantly is played, is a large cloth that is not gathered for use in a crate or a basket is to be stored. Less is more: sort out you together with the child old and broken toys. So, you create space. A child must not drowning in toys. Many things can temporarily be in the basement accommodated. And win again on appeal.
- Everyday tip: Not logical consequences of auzufräumen: If the path to the bed is not free in the evening to be read aloud is not a Good-night story. If dirty dishes or soiled clothes will be parked in the nursery, they are not washed also.
The older, the more responsibility
The children are older, you may be year to pass for the year, more of the responsibility for the clean up. At the latest, at the age of 14 children are able to hold independently of procedure. Interference of the parents should remain from this time largely. To throw the vacuum cleaner only with prior notice and tell your child in advance, if you invest in his room Hand.
- Everyday tip: the Constant Complaining without action does nothing. Scold and then to do everything on her own, with the result that the child switches to the ears on threading. It learns that while it is criticized, but the clean up done yet. You do not help when Searching for things. Your child, for example, can’t find an important worksheet under a large pile of paper, it must search the itself.
Parents are role models
Disorder arises if you return things after use there, where they belong. First of all, the parents role model: adult, associated with the order itself on a war footing, must not wonder if their children are similar.
- In spite of everything: clutter stimulates kid’s creativity. Children love their cheerful mess, want to have fun, your toys according to your own ideas, your room according to your own ideas to design something, and the next day they continue to create. Anyone who demands of them perfection, following the example of adults, inhibits you in your development. To press, therefore also the eye.