• Your life will change dramatically in a number of ways if you have children. 1 / 8

  • If you pride yourself on keeping things tidy, you might be in for a shock. 2 / 8

  • Teaching children to tidy up after themselves is as difficult as dealing with the mess. 3 / 8

  • Some parents throw in the towel and just pick up after their kids. 4 / 8

  • That doesn't make you a bad parent, but the ideal is finding a middle ground. 5 / 8

  • Don't be your toddler's butler, but also don't overwhelm them with too much responsibility. 6 / 8

  • You might be surprised at how quickly they start to tidy up without being asked. 7 / 8

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