I have a dilemma and not sure how to tackle it !
Emily is almost 13 and has her own room. She is highly allergic to house dust mite so we need to keep her room as clean as we can. However......she has now got to the age where I am nagging her daily about her room. It isn't terrible yet but, I have noticed that things are starting to slide. I have 2 teenage boys so, know what to expect !
With them I did the 'if you dont keep it tidy it will stay like it' thing and even shut the door on their rooms in an attempt to make them more independent. Have you seen the washing powder advert with the mum in a gas mask ? That was my boys !
What do I do with Em ? She is totally aware of her asthma and what triggers her attacks....we have talked at length. I can't leave her room like I did with her brother's but equally I don't want to 'spoil' her and tidy it daily in a state of panic. Would be a rubbish mum if her dusty bedroom set her off though.
Any ideas would be gratefully received from other mum's or maybe another teenager whose mum has been through the same thing.