Can you thank your Mum for teaching you organising skills?


Can you thank your Mum – or Dad – for your organisational skills?

This mom knows how to roll

Amanda Dunn from The Age said it beautifully:

Thanks for making us do household chores so that we didn’t grow up to be spoilt and useless.

(read the full article Keeping mum on the gender trap)

If you’re a parent, grandparent or carer, have you taught your little ones?  How old is too late to teach them?  What’s worked, and what hasn’t?

Or are you still trying to learn to get yourself organised?

 

4 responses to “Can you thank your Mum for teaching you organising skills?

  1. That mother does rock! My own mother despaired at the disorder in my room ( but never really taught me to clean up) … It took me many years ( and organizational books and classes) to realise that being near and tidy will not distract from my free time but instead give me both more free time and be a pleasant environment as well. I’m still not a brilliantly organized and tidy person … But I’m well on the way! Thanks mum for tolerating my mess,encouraging me to shoot for the moon and validating my VERY non-typical decisions over time ! That was the biggest gift of all ( though the gift if teaching me how to invest has been pretty amazing too).

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