You try to teach your children to be more organised, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Appealing to common sense doesn’t work at all, and using threats and bribes works for a while, before you’re back to square one and a messy home.
Nathalie Ricaud, a professional organiser who founded Get Organised & Beyond – she’s a mum, too – shares the top mistakes parents make when they teach organisation skills to children. Natalie is also a guest speaker at Smartkids Asia on March 18, where she will talk about how to create a kids’ clutter-free home.
MISTAKE #1: STARTING WITHOUT A VALID REASON FROM THE CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE
Telling a child “you must get organised” is not going to work even if you come up with very valid reasons to do…