We don’t really have a general list rules for our kids. I guess we just expect them to be kind and the rest kinda flows from there.
But the other day, after reminding them of limit, after limit, after limit, I wondered if I should just write up a list of rules and post it on the fridge for all to see… then perhaps I would stop sounding like a broken record! I could stop asking them to speak nicely, to not climb on the furniture, to not hit or bite (talking about the toddler here), or whine, or leave stuff everywhere…
Then I stopped for a moment and thought about the kinds of rules I would make for my kids.
What do I really want them to do?
How do I really want them to behave?
What ideals are really important for our family?
I could write up a list of things I wanted them to do or not do, but really, I want my children to be more than just obedient. So I did make a list of rules for our fridge end, just not the kind of rules I started out with!
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What ‘rules’ would you make for your kids?