Can anyone advise me? My child-rearing principles are at odds with my need to keep my house from looking like a giant dumpster!
I've been trying to simplify and declutter. My dh and toddler aren't helping, but my 8 y.o. ds is my real problem! He has a huge amount of books, toys, games, art supplies, furniture....
I buy the kids' clothes at the thrift store, and ds always comes home from there with "treasures." He's actually generous about giving stuff away to friends, but he refuses to "weed" his stuff-- not even for charity or profit! To make things worse, he insists on "organizing" (and I use the term very loosely) his own way.
I don't want to tell him what he can or can't spend his allowance on, and I don't want to get rid of his stuff behind his back. So, do I have any options?