Print this free rules for kids poster. It looks great framed and is a lovely, positive, reminder to do good.
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! Maybe then wouldn’t have to constantly remind them to speak nicely, or ask them not climb on the furniture, or 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 actually make for my kids.
What do I really want my kids to remember?
How do I really want my kids 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, and hoped that helps them remember, but I want my children to be more than just obedient. There are more important tings I want my kids to remember, than just a list of do’s and don’t’s.
So I did make a list of rules for our fridge, just not the kind of rules I thought I’d make!
Free Printable Rules for Kids Poster
You can download the printable Rules For Kids poster here.
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What ‘rules’ would you make for your kids?
It’s not always easy to shift from a negative mindset into a more positive approach when it comes to parenting. It’s ok to be a work in progress when it comes to being the kind of parent you want to be. Give yourself some grace, and maybe print a copy of the rules poster for yourself too.
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