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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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the messy room

to clean or not to clean

Here's the Problem

I think that the number one complaint I hear from parents of teens is, “My kid is such a slob!” Opening the door to your teen's room is like going down a black hole. Dirty laundry mixed with the clean, new (expensive) clothes stomped on, turned inside out, and looking unappreciated for the sacrifice you made in purchasing them. You wonder how hard it could be to hang up clothes, put away laundry, bring the dirty glasses and plates into the kitchen, and generally live like the civilized human being you thought you had been raising. No matter what you suggest, no matter what you threaten, ...

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