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Do you follow the same rules as your children?

Lets say you have a rule like no eating or drinking at the computer, or no eating or drinking in the living room do you make yourself follow the same rules?

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lablaw1126

Asked by lablaw1126 at 11:49 AM on Jun. 2, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • As lame as it sound yes, because it's a "house" rule not a special kids only rule.
    SAHMinIL2

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 11:52 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • No,I'm an adult and I own the things I don't want my son to ruin! My rules are in place because of the likelihood of spilling/ruining things cause kids are clumsy.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:53 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Yep. We have one hard and set rule in our house... If it will hurt another living being, it's not allowed. But if it doesn't hurt anyone - go for it! - And yes, I hold myself to that same rule.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:54 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Actually yes. I want to set a good example. I know, Im totally boring...lol We always eat in the kitche because that is where the mess stays and its easier for clean-up. I dont have time nor do I want to follow my kids around picking up food everywhere. There is a room designated for eating and its calle the kitchen...lol
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 11:57 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • When she's awake I do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I try to teach by example. If he "caught me" doing something "wrong" when he was a kid, I'd say something like, you are right and I'm wrong. I'll stop. Thanks for telling me. We can talk about anything.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Nope, not really. I'm all for the "because i'm an adult, that's why" Like drinking, i'm over 21, so if I want a beer, I have a beer. But my kids aren't 21 yet. Children do not do as adults do.
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:29 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • On certain things yes like language, how we treat each other, etc. But things like eating on my bed, or playing outside for a certain amount of time everyday, or having a Dr. Pepper at lunch, no. I'm the mom AND I'm an adult, so I get more privilidges than they do.
    Laura2U

    Answer by Laura2U at 12:45 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • It depends on the rule. Some rules my husband and I follow and some we don't. I don't have to be home at a certain time, I can be trusted with a beverage in my living room, I can say damn it if I stub my toe... etc.

    Too many parents give too much power to their children. As I remind my children- "We are the parents. Don't ever be confused - you and I are not equals. I don't have to follow the same rules you do." When they are the parents then they can set the rules and decide who follows them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Nope... my house my rules. I am the mom, he is the child.
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 1:06 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

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