The other day, the boys and I were talking after an exhausting morning of siblings fights… We all know that we have unwritten rules to follow in our relationships with others but we decided that it made sense to wrote them out and put them up on the wall as a reminder.
We all sat down and talked about them and figured out what were the best rules in the house so that everyone could live happily together.
Here is what we came up with:
There are no “consequences” and the only reward is that things are going much smoother in the house… It is reward enough…
when something is happening that is ‘against the rules’ a simple reminder is all that is needed. I never was a lover of having “rules” but I have to say that I am enjoying the atmosphere around here much more these last few days..
I have almost the exact same rules in my house. We tried the ‘no consequence’ thing but the kids didnt have a reason to follow the rules then…they just could ignore our reminders and continue doing what they wanted to do.