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Cleaning House

A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

Author Kay Wills Wyma
Narrator Tavia Gilbert
Runtime 8.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date April 30, 2012
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it's your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids--unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them.


When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others.


With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of removing her own kids from the center of the universe. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign against youth entitlement. As Kay says, "Here's to seeing what can happen when we tell our kids, 'I believe in you, and I'm going to prove it by putting you to work.'"

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Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it's your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids--unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them.


When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others.


With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of removing her own kids from the center of the universe. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign against youth entitlement. As Kay says, "Here's to seeing what can happen when we tell our kids, 'I believe in you, and I'm going to prove it by putting you to work.'"

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Loved this practical advice for everyone.
An interesting surprise. I picked up this audio to inspire my own efforts at housekeeping. It worked like a dream - housekeeping accomplished - but gave me so much more. I cannot think of anyone who would not benefit from the book. Talk about character building!
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Funny and Applicable
With a humorous style, Kay Wills Wyma shared the ups and down and highs and lows of reconditioning the family to take responsibility and reconnect as a family. Everyone doing their part while learning love for self and others, and also establishing a good work ethic, is a difficult transition but a very welcome encouragement (and plan)! Very enjoyable to listen to. Our family is seeing positive changes because of this book!
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Review by / (Posted on 5/10/2017)
A great listen. Informative and entertaining!
I have listened to this book twice now and will keep it in my audiolibrary for future listens! Great storytelling, wonderful ideas and challenges, and great use of bible verses. Thanks for reminding me to teach my youngsters how to take care of themselves and be good citizens!
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Review by / (Posted on 4/26/2016)
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