Edit Your Life Episode 46: Should We Force Our Kids To Be Tidy?
We’re living in a time where decluttering is considered “an act of moral courage.” But tidying is a far more complicated issue, particularly depending on your personal history and family personalities. In reaction to a New York Times piece on the (seemingly simple!) question of whether we should force kids to be tidy, in Episode 46 Asha and I discuss the current decluttering culture, upbringing issues, the downside of decluttering, and how to take different family personalities into account.
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Resources mentioned in this episode
- Should I Make My Daughter Clean Her Room? (NYT opinion piece that inspired this podcast)
- White Walls: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between (Judy Batalion’s memoir)
- Edit Your Life Episode 22: Questioning the Konmari Decluttering Method
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
- Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
- Edit Your Life Episode 26: How To Get Kids To Do Chores
- Edit Your Life Episode 28: How to Compromise Well
- Minimalist Parenting
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