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What are your house rules?

We have a set of house rules, but some don't seem to be working well. My kids are ages 5 & 7.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (7)
  • No running, no screaming, do what is asked of you without whining, and use your manners.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 4:58 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • Yeah, what she said... LOL

    Answer by pbjmomi at 4:59 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • we have no rules its make & break system.

    Answer by asrnm at 6:56 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • You can't hurt yourself, you can't hurt our things and you can't hurt other people. Most other rules you can come up with can be categorized into those three. It makes things simpler for kids if you have as few rules as possible.

    Answer by NakylasMom at 7:18 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • i dont really have a list of specific rules, my son who is 7...almost 8...just has the basic understanding that he is to respect others, respect property, and not do things he has been told explicitly not to do...its more trial and error than anything, but it works for us and i have been consistently told that my son is exceptionally well behaved by teachers and other adults

    Answer by LoriaAnn at 9:06 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • Do your chores before you play or watch television. You don't talk back to Mommy and Daddy or any other adults. Be nice to each other and other kids.There are consequences to your actions. Do what you're told the first time.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 8:30 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

  • we have them posted on the wall in the kitchen.
    No Crybabies
    No Whining
    No Teasing
    No Throwing things
    No Fighting
    No Namecaling

    if they break a rule. they have to go their bedroom.
    sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't

    Answer by 6lilprinces at 12:18 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

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