Messing up is part of growing up and is a youthful phase that kids grow out of provided they are taught the importance of cleanliness at the right time. As a responsible parent it's our duty to make our child accountable and discipline. Sense of Cleanliness should be developed among children from the very childhood and one of the first steps could be motivating them to keep their room clean. Normally your child will never find interest in cleaning their room so you need to follow some simple rules to encourage them.
Teaching your child to keep a clean room:
• Convincing kids is a great task. So act smart. Once your child is back from school, give them the snack of their choice. When they are in good mood, they will agree everything (or so we hope). Explain the cleaning process as simple as possible.
• Make a fixed place for all the materials of your child's room and label them, like label a cabinet as "Toys" and place all the toys over there, explain this to your child that after playing they should keep back all the toys in its place.
• Always remember child do whatever they see so you need to set an example of cleanliness by keeping the house in good order. Get the whole family involved in the cleaning process. Enjoy the time with music so that your child can take this as a part of life not as a tough work.
• Appreciation and simple reward can really make the difference. Give your child a daily allowance for cleaning his room, rather than a weekly one. Daily allowance is the best way to encourage your child.
• Make the cleaning process more challenging by setting a timer, turning on some lively music. Let him know that when he finishes, he can go outside and play.
• Make a routine. Give a list of work he needs to do for the day. Encourage him to look at the list upon awakening to see what needs to be done for that day. This is a good way to help your child set goals and become more responsible.
• Your child can't be perfect like you so don't criticize or say anything negative. Always try to appreciate. Use an upbeat, positive tone of voice and tell him how pleased you were with the job he did last time he cleaned his room.
• Give a regular feedback to your child about their performance of cleaning the room. If he isn't living up to your expectations, let him know in a positive manner how he can do better.
• If your child resists the kind approach, be strict. Stop talking to them and start bagging everything -- sheets, clothes, toys in trash bag all together. In case your child wants something, she can have one bag at a time, and she has to deal with each item in it. The job will take longer this way, and it's a pretty powerful lesson.