Thursday, July 12, 2012

Clean House Experiment

I just finished Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement by Kay Wills Wyma and was very surprised at how good this book was and how I couldn’t put it down.

The book begins with a mother’s frustration with her 14 year old son and his comment about looking better in a Porsche when he turns sixteen. His conversation was very similar to many conversations with my daughter and what all she thinks she deserves.

Kay's journey is an attempt to end entitlement in her home. Her plan is to equip her children for the future. She develops a plan that each month her kids will learn a new task within the home. These tasks include: cleaning their rooms, cleaning their bathrooms, planning, shopping for and making meals, laundry, pumping gas and more.

This book sounded all too familiar to me and was very similar to a conversation that I had recently with a girlfriend about our children thinking they deserved everything without any work.

I would recommend this book to any parent. This book made me smile and gave me some great ideas to implement in my family. The book was a quick read and I couldn’t put it down.

*Disclaimer - I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah.

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