With my 7 kid’s, their room could quickly become a giant pile of rubble. I thought of the CTT method here, to help them clean the room in 15 minutes.
Here is how it works:
C– stands for Clothes
T– stands for Toys
T– stands for Trash
C– First pick up all CLOTHES you find – quickly – in less than 5 minutes!
T– Then pick up all TOYS (and put in toy box) – in less than 5 minutes!
T– Then pick up all the TRASH left – in less than 5 minutes!
Be the CHEERLEADER!
ACT LIKE IT’S A GAME! Let them know that you will assist in directing the process, and TIME them doing it. Since this is a bigger job than mere stickers will reward, Let them know this will be a fun event that will have a bigger reward (like going out for an ice cream cone or a trip to the 99Cent store to pick out a treat for themselves afterwards). If you cannot go out, then perhaps offer a special dessert or something you know they love as a reward. To get the child started out picking up the clothes:
(#1) YOU START the game, and show them how to toss the first couple of clothes into a pile as fast as possible! Once you’ve shown them, then let THEM do it.
Do the same with the Toys (#2) and Trash(#3).
This is a quick way to get the bulk of the work done and conquer the hardest part. The details will be easier after that!
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