• Until they reach a certain age, yes. Children should be taught that their parents will not be around to clear up their mess every single day for the rest of their lives, they are going to have to start learning themselves.
  • Yes and no. If your child spills red juice on the carpet, I think that's something you should probably clean up (or try to lol). If your kid can walk and physically hold their toys, it's time to start teaching them to pick them up and put them away for themselves. The earlier you learn a habit the more engrained it is, and I think cleaning up after yourself is a great habit. you'll have to help at first, but soon they'll be doing it on their own.
  • It depends how old they are. My 1 year old really doesn't know how to clean up yet. My 8 and 10 year old is a different story. They have been picking up since about 3 years old. Momma does not pick up after them. There job is to keep there rooms clean. My son does dishes about 3 times a week, and my daughter puts dishes away about 3 times a week; then they switch positions. My son always takes out the garbage, and my daught vacuums the living room and her room. My son also has to vacuum at times to. Momma and daddy definetly could not do it on their own. We have 3 children, and going to work full time and raising children is alot. We love it, but then on top of it, we have to get on them about homework.
  • G'day Denise, Thank you for your question. It depends on the age and on the circumstances. When they are very young, we should because they cannot do it themselves. When they get older, we should encourage them to clean it up themselves but do it if it is a big mess. When they are school-aged, they should start doing chores so that they are helping out around the house. Our aims should be to develop self-reliance while ensuring things get done. Regards
  • Depends on their ages as to how much they can do. I believe in everyone, including dad if he[s around, should clean up everyone's messes. You are a family and the whole family should grow up learning to take care of each other. Parents set the example and they can only do that if they lead the way. There is always SOME way a child can help and feel needed.
  • I usually make my son help me because he is only five years old; but, as he gets older I do less and less. He can expect to be doing for himself by the time he is in high school.
  • Yes I do but it is only because they half a** everything they do. so it is just faster for me to do it and do it right the first time. I know it is bad but I just do not have time.
  • When mine got to pocket money age it was clean up your mess or no pocket money that usually worked,they did test me once to see if i would give them the money anyway and i didnt so they knew they had to do it.
  • I say it depends on the age. But you gotta give kids a break every once in a while...being a kid can be really hard.
  • you have to if you don't want to live in filth, but make them clean themselves first if they're old enough so they can learn and make it a part of their behavior.
  • Yes until they are old enough to understand.
  • Proverbs 22:6 “Train a boy in the way he should go;Even when he grows old he will not depart from it”
  • definitely, especially if theyre little
  • i think so

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