Asked on the forum… “How do you get boys to clean up after themselves, or clean their room?”
Well the old behavioral standard is that you “can’t beat food or sex” for motivation. So obviously mom will use food for motivating the kids… I’ll cover using sex as a motivator on the husband some other time lol. Then we’ll see if the guys can handle the real Red Pill stuff I can teach the ladies lol.
Boys like food.
Room tidy routine, with clearly defining “what is clean” (nothing on the floor, bed made, clothes in hamper, whatever you decide)
Clean room = Mom’s special cupcakes / banana bread / muffins / doughnuts / whatever
Not clean room = watch your brothers eat mom’s special cupcakes / whatever
DO NOT FOLD AND GIVE THEM SPECIAL FOOD UNLESS THEIR ROOM IS CLEAN. NOT EVER.
Slice off a “big piece for daddy” and throw the remainder of the baked goods into the trash. This makes it a time sensitive offer. They can’t be brats and then ride it out and get cake later on in the day or tomorrow. If they missed out, they covet their dads piece, consider the possibility of theft, yet fear the results. If they fail the first day out, repeat it daily until they “win”.
2pm “Cleaning frenzy announced” Oven on. And get baking.
3pm Room check and reward.
330pm Slice for daddy… throw remainder in the trash. Ignore howling if they fail. Just let their tears nourish your spirit.
Do random cleaning frenzies. It makes it more effective.
My bet is after a few times, you’ll be asked “Mommy, can we play the room cleaning game today?”
Jennifer: I vote for giving the leftovers that non-cleaning kids are not getting to the neighbor/work/etc instead of the trash can lol…