I am very curious about this my house my rules that I keep hearing. I get that stuff for little things like no jumping on funiture, taking shoes off, etc. But for behaviour I do not get it. What happens when a child goes to another person's house? Whose rules do they follow? What about at school? I expect my kid to follow my rules no matter where he is at. If he is at another house and they have additional rules he is also suppose to follow those. If anyone's rules contradict mine he calls me and asks my permission. If his dad has an issue with a rule, he needs to bring it up with me. I give his dad the same respect. One of us would have to have a good reason to not follow a rule. The reason we do this is when he gets to be a teenager, and we are not as involved, whose rules does he follow? My kid gets busted for not following my rules no matter where he is at.