Happy 4th of July!!
Since we are having lots of family over for the holiday we have decided that if any of the cousins go "out of instructional control" then the biggest they can earn is 2 hours without privileges.
I think my sister is doing great thinking of how to maintain a system and not punish herself while making sure that family fun doesn't get jeopardized either. Make sure to make your consequences work for you.
Have a great holiday!
This a comment on "We live in different times."
"My husband works at a jail and just a few weeks ago a man we both know from school and church was brought in on sexual charges. His niece was supposedly the victim. Both of us were very surprised, as we wouldn’t have expected him of doing such a thing. Whether he is guilty or not, we will probably never know.
I have had a few requests for a copy of my chore chart. My system is very simple. Probably not revolutionary, but here it is.
This chart is the one that my big children use. They switch chore lists each week.
As well as these things, you will need to follow other instructions from Mom and Dad. Just say, “OK”!
Chore List #1 (fro
"I just wanted you to know that I have SO enjoyed reading your posts, I've been going through the archives and it has been so helpful. We have started the program even though I am still a little foggy on my consequences. I've decided to go with chores but I still need to have one in my head to give immediately. So far, my son has not been as resistant as I thought he would be.
Today my son lost his hat in the Air and Space Museum in DC. We didn't find out that he had lost the NEW hat until we had been kicked out of the museum at closing time. It took me 30 minutes to find a guard that would break the rules and let me in to retrieve the hat. Luckily my daughter said that she knew exactly where he put it. After successfully tracking down the hat, at dinner time, in flaming heat. My husband seemed a little upset about the matter. He looked put out.
I quickly calmed him down by saying, "I have already talked to Porter about keeping
"Mom, I don't remember what home looks like, but I do remember what you look like."
This morning, my four year old son woke me up with these words. I was amazed that in less than two weeks Porter had forgotten what our home in Tooele, Utah looked like. He has lived in the house his whole life.
While thinking about this statement, I realized how profound his observation was. People forget things quickly. They tend to feel like whatever the "NOW" feels like or looks like is what life has always been like. This is why many people don't really notice change af
YEAH! I found internet for a couple of seconds, so I thought I would send one out. I hope the next hotel is better equipt for me.
Being over critical of things that don’t really matter, like table manners, personal grooming, age appropriate actions, and school grades tells the child that you don’t accept them for who they are or are trying to be.
I instructed my daughter to sweep the floor. She said, “OK Mom, but I don’t know how.”
This surprised me. She had seen me sweep the floor so many times, that I forgot she might not even know how to accomplish the task.
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