But that’s self-defeating. Otherwise, trying to keep home and hearth together will be a 24-hour-a-day job and you’ll end up with children who’ll leave the home one day without the vaguest clue about how to handle normal household duties.
kids to clean properly also relies on giving them age-appropriate jobs around the house and not expecting perfection. That doesn’t mean they should be allowed to do a sloppy job, either. As the editor of a cleaning website, I dig cleaning.
But, I don’t expect my kids to have the same standards that I do. I do expect them to be able to do an acceptable job appropriate to their age and abilities. When my kids do a poor job, I simply tell them the shirt needs to be refolded, for example, and have them make corrections.
•Do dishes/load and unload dishwasher