Kids Can Clean, Too!

Written by Kathryn Weber

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Training kids to clean properly also relies on giving them age-appropriate jobs aroundrepparttar house -- and not expecting perfection. That doesnít mean they should be allowed to do a sloppy job, either. Asrepparttar 145824 Cleaning Editor of BellaOnline, I dig cleaning. Thatís why Iímrepparttar 145825 editor of this site. But, I donít expect my kids to haverepparttar 145826 same standards that I do. But, I 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 themrepparttar 145827 shirt needs to be refolded, for example, and have them correctrepparttar 145828 situation torepparttar 145829 best of their abilities.

The whole family pitches in when we need to go somewhere and have to clean in a hurry or when we need to do a thorough cleaning. Having kids cleanrepparttar 145830 house teaches them responsibility, appreciation and care for their surroundings, and self-pride in a job well done. Thatís something every child should experience for themselves.

Housekeeping Chores and Duties for Children

Ages 3 to 5

  • Help straighten a room
  • Help make their bed
  • Bring items from one room to another
  • Help set or setrepparttar 145831 table
  • Help clear or clearrepparttar 145832 table
  • Bring towels torepparttar 145833 laundry
  • Swiffer
  • Gather trash
  • Ages 6 to 10

  • Sweep
  • Make their bed every day
  • Do dishes
  • Straighten and pick up
  • Load/unload dishwasher
  • Vacuum
  • Fold & put away laundry
  • Dust
  • Clean baseboards window sills
  • Take out trash
  • Ages 11 to Until theyíre out ofrepparttar 145834 house

  • Sweep, Vacuum
  • Make their bed every day
  • Straighten and pick up
  • Operate Washer/Dryer; do laundry
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Dust
  • Clean windows
  • Do dishes/load and unload dishwasher

  • Kathryn Weber is the publisher of The Red Lotus Letter feng shui e-zine ( and cleaning editor for BellaOnline and is interested in helping you create a home worthy of living in.

    The stuttering/stammering DVD

    Written by Stephen Hill

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    This is a form of self-help. When applied, studied and practised helprepparttar stutterer to achieve fluency.

    There isrepparttar 145773 added option of a five-day or a shortened three-day course inrepparttar 145774 future if required.

    To purchaserepparttar 145775 DVD please send a cheque or cash for £85 payable to Mr Stephen Hill to:

    Mr Stephen Hill 51 Long Saw Drive Great Park Birmingham B31 5BN

    I offer full support by answering any questions that may arise fromrepparttar 145776 DVD and by giving advice for as long as is required.

    Stephen Hill,

    Stephen Hill is somebody who has overcome a stammer/stutter and who now helps other people to achieve fluency. Stephen runs one to one speech courses held in Birmingham, England. For people who are unable to attend there is a seventy minute dvd available. His main website is at

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