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Bedroom tidiness

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The mere mention of bedroom tidiness can cause parents to shriek in despair. But your approach to children’s bedrooms says a great deal about your parenting style. A ‘whatever?’ approach to bedroom neatness is indicative of a permissive or laissez – faire style. Strict authoritarian parents usually want bedrooms to be as neat as the proverbial pins...and sometimes can get locked into fierce power battles with children.     Authoritative parents try to work with children, balancing children’s notions of neatness with their own expectations of tidiness.   Regardless of your style if you’re locked in a battle with a child over the state of his or her bedroom you’re in a no-win situation.    Children generally see bedrooms as their sanctuaries and strongly resent parental interference. These are places wh...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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