If you have an older responsible kid get one of the toy walki talki's - they have remedied the running up and down the stairs for when they are not doing what they are told. As a single mother with 4 kids, FMS, RLS, PMD - I have found this tool to be extremely helpful. Though it will only work if you are the type that does what they say they are going to do. As if the kids are cleaning the room and do not clean it. They know that mom will be in it with a black bag and what ever is out of place goes to the dump. It may be throwing money away but I have not had a problem getting them to clean the room, also I only have had to do it once. My kids are 10, 8, 6, & 5....... Some do not understand that when you have that many you have to be like a drill sergant, and I have been given many dirty looks when scolding my kids in public, but the reward is when people come up to me in a restlaurant or other public events and tell me how well behaved my kids are. Just thought I would share something that works for me and my kids.