This week’s debate / fight in the house revolves around toys.
Please can someone tell me how the hell do you get a child to tidy up their toys?!
I have tried everything, asking nicely, shouting loudly, helping out, nothing works.
Short of doing it myself, I am at my wits end as to why I can’t get the ethos across of tidying up before you play with something else. If you’re going to play with your animals, then tidy away doll and stuff first? Is it too much to ask?
Mind you, I feel I am in a losing battle. When mummy isn’t too keen on the whole tidy idea either, how can I insist that Sophie does it?!
I don’t mind the odd toy here and there, don’t get me wrong. But when you have to plan your path to get from the sofa to the kitchen, you know something needs to be done.
So, if anybody out there can offer their experience or any tips on how to ‘persuade’ your child to tidy up, I would be most grateful.