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June 6, 2013

Cleaning House-A Mom's 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement-Book Review

Cleaning House Cleaning House-A Mom's 12-month experiment to Rid Her home of Youth Entitlement By Kay Wills Wyma

          I completely agree with Kay Wills Wyma that today's youth are growing up with a sense of entitlement rather than a good work ethic. She says " Let's parent our kids as if they are inherently strong, not inherently weak." In her book she details her yearlong experiment to get rid of the entitlement attitudes her children were displaying. The book is twelve chapters, one for each month long experiment.

          I love how she starts the book with the following "With the greatest of intentions and in the name of love, we have developed a tendency to hover, race in to save, protect from failure, arrange for success, manipulate, overprotect, and enable our kids." Kay's personal stories and creativity will make you not want to put this book down. Kay has 5 children whom she introduces to the reader to as well as their personalities. She starts with a list of 12 things a kid should know before flying the Wyma Coop.

          Kay covers everything from Clutter control, meal planning, cooking, home repair, cleaning to serving others and more. Kay is brutally honest about her kids reactions to each task. This book helped me to see areas that I need to work on. One being I have never thought about having my younger children do meal planning, much less take them to the grocery store and let them shop for the items they will need! We will definitely be trying this in our household.

          If  your goal is to raise Godly Children with Servant hearts, this book is for you. I think this is a must read for any parent in today's society. I loved this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrookmultnomah in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.