Q :My six-year-old goes bananas when I get rid of any art or schoolwork, so I’ve resorted to recycling stuff behind his back. We have many more years of school – and stuff ahead. Help! Tiffany S
Finding this in my purging basket, I laughed and agree it is important for kids to be a part of the purging process. That’s how they learn that just because you put effort into something doesn’t mean that you must hold on to it forever. I would suggest creating distance between projects like having the child create an art folder or binder and when its full go through it with your child. Another idea is to hang artwork on the fridge and when the next “master” piece comes home, discuss with your child what to do with the current art.