Monday, April 19, 2010

Life Skillz Training - Phase II

DD1 and 2 have a pretty good handle on the bathroom cleaning life skill. Last week, they cleaned the bathroom at a level 9 with no complaining and almost no help from me. (They got all the cleaners and rags. The only thing I did was hook up the rinsing hose to the shower head.) LOVE IT!!

It is now time for phase 2 - bedroom skillz. They will be completely in charge of cleaning their own room - dusting, vacuuming, changing sheets, baseboards, etc. Some of this they already do, but now we will make it official.
Also keep in mind that they are pretty good now about keeping their room picked up. This is something we have focused on since the housecleaner. There isn't a lot of whining now to pick up and for the most part they keep their room pretty neat. Now it's time to focus on the cleaning.
As with any life skill training, we are in the talking phase. I am TELLING them what they will be training on next. They are not yet required to actually do it. This is the time where they can talk about their concerns, and decide who will be in charge of what. (DD2 wants vacuuming, DD1 wants dusting, etc.)
How will they fit this into their schedules? One week will be bathroom duty, the next bedroom. It doesn't all have to be done on the same day, but it will need to be complete by the end of the week or they do it on Saturday.

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