Does it matter if your child’s bedroom is a mess?
Don’t Judge me – messy bedrooms!
The other day I started to talk about the state of my daughter’s bedroom to illustrate a point about respect. In all of my 14 year of working with parents I am convinced Parents focus on the wrong things when judging if they are great at this parenting job (whatever great is).
They tend to focus on:
- Chores and the state of their child’s bedroom i.e messy bedrooms.
While these are all valid things I would suggest that when they are older a child will not put their success down to clean bedroom, a perfect report card or three hours of homework a night ! Do messy bedrooms really matter that much?
We judge if a teen will be a success by the amount of homework they do, their grades and the state of their bedroom. Crazy!