…we started off about a year ago with 3 verbal rules (Obey Daddy and Mommy, Do not hurt others, and Do not hurt yourself), and I’ve kicked around several lists in my head for the past couple of years – but they were always very negative. No kicking, no hitting, no shoving, no throwing… A lot of “NO’s” to address very specific behaviors – but not getting to the heart of the matter.
Then I ran across this post – and I fell in love. Not only with the presentation, but also with her rules. So positive, so uplifting… I freely admit that I used almost all of her rules – I added two more (#1 and #2) and I took out a couple others, but for the most part, they are the same. And instead of doing this on canvas, I did it on a scrap piece of MDF that we had in the attic – so it’s heavy as all get out, but I had everything on hand, so it was free!
So here are our 21 Family Rules…
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