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How do you teach a 7 year old to pick up thangs after themselves?

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In brief: success

Rewards and role modeling are the best ways to encourage a kid good habits.
Paradoxical interventions (leaving his mess untouched until it bothers him) is an extreme measure that in some cases might work. Finding out the reasons why he does not do it spontaneously is advisable. Sometimes pushing does not work, if he notices too much interest, he might use it as a way to express himself negatively.

In brief: success

Rewards and role modeling are the best ways to encourage a kid good habits.
Paradoxical interventions (leaving his mess untouched until it bothers him) is an extreme measure that in some cases might work. Finding out the reasons why he does not do it spontaneously is advisable. Sometimes pushing does not work, if he notices too much interest, he might use it as a way to express himself negatively.
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