Here’s an item I just read this morning from the Sonlight curriculum forum. In light of these recent housekeeping posts, I thought it was timely and practical.
Q: I sense that the atmosphere in our home and between the children is being adversely affected by mild chaos. How can we achieve a smooth running, peaceful contented home school life? Anyone?
A: One thing that revolutionized our house was to stop worrying about who had what chores and when and how often and rotating. Each child was assigned one room and their own room (even if they shared). They were as completely responsible for that room as they can be for their age.
For example, my second child has the living room, including all picking up/cleaning, vacuuming, etc. And his room.
Any time it is messy, they need to be cleaning it up. Us adults help them from time to time, but the majority of it is the child’s responsibility.
[Illustration: Beatrix Potter]