Ways to Help Children Let Go
I am trying my best to teach my kids from a very early age that it’s okay to let go. In addition to helping to keep my house less cluttered and chaotic, doing some of the following things helps them learn how to make choices, give things a second life, be tidy and orderly and most of all, respect their things and what they have. Do I still have a toddler who throws toys and dumps out the bin of Legos? Of course.
🧸 Rotate toys and books every few weeks to keep things new and fresh
🧸 Remove excess clutter when it’s getting crowded (think overflowing stuffed animal piles, etc.)
🧸 Clean out drawers + closets every few weeks as they grow and seasons change; keeps wardrobes fresh and also helps family who like to gift clothes know what sizes they need
🧸 Donate what’s played with infrequently, overly loud toys and duplicates
Making these simple steps part of your regular routine shows your child(ren) that it’s okay to let go AND also helps them find their favorites and sharpen their focus.
Less = more.
Tell me, how old is your child and what’s his or her favorite toy? My 2 year old daughter is really into garbage trucks right now - something I never thought I would say!!
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