"Cleaning House"

I just finished reading “Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12 Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement” by Kay Wills Wyma. A fantastic book that I would recommend to all my momma friends! In this book, the author gives her account of how she saw a situation with her children and dove in wholeheartedly (amd maybe with a little bit of trepidation) to do what is best for her family!  Entitlement with kids today is a hot topic of many conversations, but she didn’t just talk about it  — she actually did something about it!   As moms, we do want to make life easier for our kids, but we don’t realize that by doing so much for them, we are actually harming them. Kay shares her one year experiment of teaching her children “real life.”   The book is her journey of teaching her two preteens and two teenagers the facts of life: laundry, cooking, cleaning, hospitality, charity work and so much more, taking a new project to learn each month of the year.  She shares the successes and the things that maybe didn’t quite work out as she hoped, all the while giving honest commentary of what she was learning as she went through the process.   While I had already put in to practice some of the things that Kay implemented, I did glean many more ideas that I plan to incorporate.  With summer vacation just starting for us, it is a great time to have some “summer school” that will get my boys more prepared for Life.   What are you doing to teach your kids about the facts of life? I would love to hear your comments!    

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