I have tried everything and nothing works. I've grounded her,taken stuff away,raised my voice,it doesnt do any good.
So,I've started throwing stuff away.Here's how I do it,I will tell her all week long for about two weeks (and her dad will too) to clean up her room. She is given every chance to clean it. My rule is,if I have to clean it,stuff goes in the trash.Mainly,anything that is on the floor.
Just to be clear,she is almost ten and has no other chores or responsiblities. All we ask is that homework gets done and room stays clean.
Tonight she cried because I threw away some doll because it was on the floor.Then I felt bad about it.It is the only way she takes me seriously about it though.
So,first,do you guys think I'm wrong for throwing away her stuff? What do you do to get your kids to keep their rooms clean? Are all kids rooms this messy? Do they grow out of it? Or are some people just generally messy and I should except it?
Also,I'm not pulling a mommy dearest here. I'm not nagging about a few toys on the floor.I'm talking papers everywhere,food wrappers,empty drink bottles,clothes o the floor,toys on the floor,hurting yourself when you walk into the room because it is so messy.