Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life
for starting Aloha Friday
“In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
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OK, so my question is:
How do you get your young child to pick up his/her toys and keep them picked up?
For me, I make it a game – she does well with me ‘directing’ her where to put things, with some protests, but generally speaking we do it as a ‘team’. However, it would be nice to find a way to encourage her to keep them picked up, or to do it herself without me having to tell her where every little thing goes. Sometimes when we tell her to do it, she’ll respond with ‘But I will get too tirrrrrrred!’ That’s when I tell her if she doesn’t do it, I’ll pick them up, but them in a box and get rid of them…after a bout of tears, usually she’ll resignedly help… 😉 I still haven’t figured out the best method for her to pick them up on her own without us nagging her to do so…she has good days and bad days (don’t we all?!) where she’ll do it as soon as I tell/ask her to, but then there are those days where she just doesn’t want to. I’ll be curious to see what methods other parents do to keep the Toy Tornado to a minimum! 😉