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Cleaning House : A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement (Paperback) (Kay

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Is Your Home Out of Order?Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children’s belief that the world revolves around them?Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own.Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others.With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe.“If you want your children to be more responsible, more self-assured, and more empathetic,Cleaning House is for you.”—Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family

Is Your Home Out of Order? Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it's your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids?unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them. When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others. With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of removing her own kids from the center of the universe. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign against youth entitlement. As Kay says, ?Here's to seeing what can happen when we tell our kids, 'I believe in you, and I'm going to prove it by putting you to work.'?
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Family + Relationships, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Family Law / Children, Parenting / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Kay Wills Wyma
Language: English
Street Date: May 8, 2012
TCIN: 14009114
UPC: 9780307730671
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-7943
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