Why my daughter won't clean her room, blog article written by Ted Prodromou

What happens when you TELL your daughter or son to clean their room? 

My daughter would always say, "Sure Dad" and never clean her room. 

TELLING your child to clean their room is a monologue, a one-way conversation, where you talk and they don't listen. 

Nagging never works. 

I know, because I was never able to persuade my daughter to clean her room. 

Today, I know if you are trying to influence someone, you have to make them think it was their idea. 

You have to engage them in a two-way conversation and let them know what's in it for them. 

Let them know their room is your personal space, a reflection of who you are. 

Keeping it clean can be a source of pride and a way to express your individuality and maturity. 

A clean room can make a good impression on friends. 

This week, my inbox is full of "tips" TELLING me how to make 2024 my best year ever. 

"Do this." 

"Stop doing that." 

I can't tell you how many "Do this to jumpstart your success in 2024" emails I got. 

Most of the tips are generic, AI-generated monologues. 

If you're sending me "tips" hoping I'll hire you to make 2024 my best year ever, stop TELLING me what to do. 

Get personal. 

Google me to learn more about me. 

Follow me on social media to see what I'm sharing. 

Ask ChatGPT for ways to get Ted Prodromou's attention. 

Give me a call to catch up. 

Make me feel like you really want to help me in 2024. 


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About the author 

Ted Prodromou

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