How to Teach Your Child to Clean Up

Children are experts at making a mess,andthey’renotas good atcleaning up after themselves –it’ssomething theyhave tolearn.So,howcanyou teach your child to beneat and tidy?We’veaskedFamilyAdvisor,Lola Jensen, and here are her top three tips. 


  • You can help your child become good at cleaning up after themselves by:  
  • Making tidying up part of your routine – do a little every day or once a week. 
  • Breaking down the job into manageable tasks – designated storage boxes help.  
  • Assess your child’s energy level – and align your own expectations.  
  • As your child gets older, they can help with household chores too, like cleaning and cooking.      

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1. Make Tidying Up Part of Your Routine  


2. Break Down the Job into Manageable Tasks