Do you let your children make messes?
The older my son gets, the more I am willing to let him make messes. He is able to be creative and also learn how to clean up. How do you feel about messes?
YES... but I also help them learn to clean up after themselves BEFORE they move on to the next mess.
Yes, that's part of being a kid. But I do expect them to help pick them up.
My kids are grown, but absolutely! We had a ball making messes and I was right there in the middle of it. Now I do it with my granddaughters because oddly enough, their mother--who loved making messes as a kid is not that fond of them now!! LOL
Sometimes a good mess keeps kids happy for a much longer time than anything else. Clean up afterwards is a must though.
Yeah, I like them make messes. They have to clean it up though. I don't think there is a single person in the world that doesn't make a mess, it is simply how fast or efficient one cleans up after themselves.
Of course! It's part of being a kid, but they have to learn how to help clean it up when they are done.
I hate mess, but I let my son make it as it enables him to play freely using his imagination (which many children seem to lack these days). I can also encourage him to tidy up at the end of the day just so that he learns the importance of looking after his possessions.
I always thought that children learned to be more self-sufficient if you let them feed themselves fairly early on. Of course, I have seen my share of bowls emptied over their heads!
Yes! Let them make messes! (just let it be outside or in a place that is easy to clean up)
My son is seventeen months old, I give him paint and let him do painting at the kitchen table where it can be wiped up. I accept that he's a child and will make mess, I just clean up as he goes around creating the mess.
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