who take the time to teach your children to put away their belongings - when it'd be much more peaceful to follow behind and just pick it up yourself - i encourage you.
who show your children that taking care of their belongings is a ultimately an expression of gratitude and thankfulness - i honour you.
who teach your children to know that, although most belongings can be inexpensive and easy to replace in our heavily disposable culture, not everyone in the world has the same privilege - i admire you.
who make sure your children understand that every single cheap plastic toy that is discarded has a long lasting environmental impact - i respect you.
and you, and your children, will be welcome in our home any time because i know your children will also respect our belongings.
stick at it parents, it's worth the hard work.
remember, you are raising adults - not children.