• ‘TURN THE PAGE’ Fri 7/26/13 ‘CLEANING HOUSE: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement’

    Click here to listen to Jo’s interview with “Cleaning House” author Kay Wyma.

    Kids Today !!!  How many times have we heard that, lack of responsibility, expect everything handed to them, etc., etc., ‘CLEANING HOUSE’ may just be one of the most influential parenting books of our generation.  You’ll appreciate this tell-all from a mother of 5 who  details her quest to change the attitudes of her children and teach responsibility and confidence.  Is Your Home Out of Order?  Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children’s belief that the world revolves around them?  Dismayed at the attitude of entitlement that had crept into her home, Kay Wyma got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others.  With irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of equipping her kids for such tasks as making beds, refinishing a deck chair, and working together. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign to dislodge your kids from the center of their universe.