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Amanda, mom to dsd (16), dd (11), dd (8), and ds (born 11/12/11).
Originally Posted by MabelsMama
UnschoolnMa, I like your advice, but I bet I have the same question with it as Amy: if they don't have to clean up the mess, if they just hear that it bothers us, will they learn not to do it in the future? This is something I struggle with. I don't believe in forcing a child to do something, nor could I force her if I wanted to, but what do you do when they simply refuse indefinitely? Is it just something you deal with for a while and eventually they will grow out of it?
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