Child Cleaning Time

Five​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​show​ ​your​ ​child​ ​how​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​their​ ​cleaning​ ​time
It will be time for the kids to head back to school before you know it. Now is the time to
take advantage of the opportunity to teach them skills that will help them this year and
throughout their lifetime. Having maid cleaning in McKinney is a simple way to give your
child’s room a new look while you teach them how to keep up that progress through the
coming year.
Most of us keep a list of things we need to get done this year, month, week, day and
sometimes hour- often all in our head! For your child (and sometimes us) putting it on
paper and into practice helps to see the time and planning needed to get tasks done.
· Teach​ ​them​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​a​ ​Calendar
One of the first introductions should be to time. Have them keep a calendar with daily
tasks, cleaning chores, assignments, appointments and due dates listed out.
Incorporate a to-do list either on the calendar or next to it.
· Do​ ​the​ ​List
The best introduction to a to-do list is to make one with boxes for them to check off
things as they get them done. There can be a lot of motivation behind the physical act of
checking off the box and feeling that sense of accomplishment. They will also feel that
sense of completion when they find out how easy it is to keep things put away after the
maid cleaning has made their room sparkle.
· See​ ​What​ ​Worked
Keeping track of what needed to be done and what actually got done will help them see
what needed to be done first to make everything happen the way it is supposed to.
Don’t fret if this does not work the first time. It would be wonderful if something got
missed. That experience would teach them to prioritize and how to rearrange things to
make something work after the first attempt failed.
· Journal​ ​It
If they are having trouble completing the tasks on a daily basis it might become
necessary to create a time journal so that they can see how they are spending it and
where it gets wasted.
· Plan​ ​Ahead
This will be crucial because the next step will be to plan for bigger projects in advance.
This could be anything from getting their ideas prepared for an in-class presentation to
figuring out a better way to clean and organize their closet.
You want to show them how to list the steps that need to be taken along with problems
that might come up or any special ideas they want to make sure to include. This
breakdown will help them see a larger project not as an insurmountable obstacle but a
group of smaller steps that will result in a great accomplishment when complet

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