Format: Trade Paperback
Family & Relationships - Parenting
When I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review I didn’t think I would get so wrapped up in it. It’s a very captivating store of one mother’s journey to end entitlement in her home. Cleaning House, A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement by Kay Wills Wyma is a great read.
Kay’s story begins with her son then 14 year old son asking a very interesting question while being driven to school one morning. Whether he’d look better in a Porsche, or a Lexus when he turns sixteen! She realized not only was she not equipping her children to go out and conquer the world, she wasn’t equipping them to even conquer the laundry! That’s when she developed a plan in which her children would learn a new task each month. This included everything from keep their rooms clean, to cleaning toilets. Get a Sneak Peak of Chapter One.
Kay’s story is one of many, and many parents today are raising children who thing they deserve the world, and they think they can get it with minimal work and effort.
Being a mother of five, Kay’s stories will make you smile as you think, “Oh if you only knew my children.” Or laugh as you think, “Yep, she’s done that a time or two.” It also made me think about how my children also don’t know how to pump gas, or clean a home, or do laundry.
Implementing this book, and working on this experiment has been great in our home, and I hope that I will continue to see great things from it! We can’t shelter our children forever, and at some point they need to learn what hard work is. My daughter has always helped around the house, and been part of our family team, and I love how this book reinforces what we have already been doing in our home.
*Disclaimer – I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General