Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlementcaught my attention as I was looking over the cover of the book. I knew immediately that I wanted to read this one. I read it in two days.
I really liked the idea of the book. Each chapter focuses on one skill that the author felt her children should learn such as party planning, cleaning bathrooms, service, yard work, etc. She shares their journey through twelve months- one new skill each month. While I am glad that I read the book and I will take away some ideas, I felt that it didn’t offer as many how- to’s as I would have liked.
I couldn’t agree more with the idea that kids having everything done for them is a huge disservice to them. It just sets them up for failure in the future. However, at times I didn’t care for the tone she took in regards to her husband and children.
Overall I found the book helpful, especially Task 4: Working for a living. I might read it again when my children are older.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Cleaning House free of charge in exchange for my honest review.