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Mrs. Clean Jean's Housekeeping with Kids: Family Pickup Lines (and Household Routines) That Work with Less Work from You
Mrs Clean Jean's Housekeeping with Kids Family Pickup Lines That Work with Less Work from You - and Household Routines Author:Tara Aronson Got Kids? — Get Mrs. Clean Jean's Housekeeping with Kids! — From staying sane while sharing a bathroom (whether with teens or with toddlers in the throes of toilet training) to getting the kids to pitch in on laundry day (and keep the darks separate!), Mrs. Clean Jeans brings a wealth of tried-and-true tactics to the rescue. H... more »er motto is "You didn't make this mess all by yourself, so why should you have to clean it up?" So she's figured out all the ingenious ways to get your kids to help you do the chores--or even do them all by themselves!
Mrs. Clean Jeans starts with strategies, including involving the whole family, letting kids pick their favorite chores, having a set chore time so everybody's working together, and keeping chores reasonable, plus, of course, giving suitable rewards for jobs well done. Then she takes readers room by room, showing how to create kid-friendly storage, make sure things get picked up, avoid fights and confusion, and see to it that everything gets done--including the dishes.
Packed with firsthand tips from the author's years of cleaning with three kids (now ages 3 through 13), Mrs. Clean Jeans' Housekeeping with Kids is the ultimate household help book« less
The information in this book was mostly common sense. I have 3 kids and was hoping for a "magic answer" for getting my kids to help around the house without complaints. However, I found that the solutions offered here were basic and did not help out at all. I also found a lot of the information somewhat dated, such as "invest in a cordless phone". While most of the information is appropriate no matter what the time period, it was basic stuff, and nothing most parents haven't already tried.