These are my houses rules: Rule #1: you must play the quiet game at least once a day. ( my mom loves this game! ;) ) Rule #2: The parents are the bosses. Obey them and respect them. Rule #3: You break it, you pay for it. Rule #4: If you hit someone or hurt them ( physically, or emotionally. ) you must say sorry and hug, then sit on the time out mat for however old they are in minutes ( ex: if they are 3, then give them a 3 minute timeout. ) Rule 5: You must try every food that is served and take the number of bites that your age is. ( i hate this rule ;p ) Hope this helped!!! ;)
No yelling, swearing, slamming doors. No hitting. This is a safe house for everyone who lives here. When you say you're going to "x" place, you better be at "x" place or let me know you have moved to "y" place. Follow curfew, let parents know if going to be late. Everyone has weekly chores/ responsibilities, this will earn children allowance. Every two weeks or so, there will total house cleaning in which everyone participates in, no extra chore money, we all live here and have responsibility to keep it clean. If you need extra money, there's always a chore or two to do just ask. Open communication at all times. RESPECT yourself and others. These are just some from a mom of 2.
It is a parents responsibility to teach their kids boundaries for if you fail to death or the law will teach them. Children are in record & mimic mode. They learn by what they see. They show you what you are teaching them with their actions. Having routines is essential. Eating and bedtime routines are essential for peace and sanity. You should NEVER ask a kid what they want for dinner. Doing so means you are asking them to be the parent. Be the boss. Don't make the mistake of depriving a kid of their parent because you think you are supposed to be their friend. You are not. Never share your adult life , issues or burdens with your kids. It is not their worry.