Reads: Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma
I read this book with an open mind because I honestly have kids who help. My son did smaller chores when he was younger, and now dies the dishes, his laundry and helps me around the house cleaning and with watching his sisters all day. The girls are young - 3 and 9 months, but my 3 year old helps me put clothes in the wash, sweep with her mini broom, puts away utensils and tidys up her toys. Cleaning House interested me however just because... Read More
Book Review: Cleaning House by Kay Wills Wyma
I was excited to have the opportunity to read Cleaning House; A Mom's 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement, as I can relate to the author as a fellow stay-at-home mom of five. The work involved in maintaining a home of seven and all that it holds can be daunting, especially if it all falls on one person. As I scrolled through the pages on my Kindle I was open to any bits of wisdom Kay Wills Wyma could offer. The book is... Read More
Refreshing parenting advice!
My kids aren't like some I hear about. Kids who are constantly wanting, wanting and wanting some more. Kids who think money grows on trees. I feel blessed that mine know the value of work and money. This being said....I still had things to learn! The concepts in this book are so simple and really work! It's nice having a team working on things around the house and knowing that we are equipping our children to know how to do things when... Read More
"A Mom's 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement" After reading this book by Kay Wills Wyma, I have discovered we are on the right track with our child rearing. People would say to me things like, "And I thought we were hard on our kids." I took that as a compliment at times, and then when I was alone in my house while everyone else was sleeping, I would think I'm a big meanie! I chose this book to review because Elisa Morgan... Read More
Equipping Children For Responsible Adulthood While Keeping House
It has to be done. But, cleaning house shouldn't be the job of only one person in the family. In her book, Cleaning House: A Mom's 12-month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement, Kay Wills Wyman gives practical advice from her 12-month Experiment in training her children to not only help with the housework but also to be mature, responsible adults. There is no teeth pulling and no yelling. Her calm, patient way of dealing with these... Read More
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