Children as young as three can help you make the rules and talk about why your family needs them.As children get older, they can take a bigger part in deciding what the rules should be, as well as the consequences for breaking them.You can start making simple rules as soon as your child has the language skills to understand them.This is part of teaching your child what you expect.
Writing them down makes them clear, and can also prevent arguments about what is or isn’t allowed.
For example, you might have rules for: A few clear and specific rules usually work better than a long list, especially for younger children.
As children get older and more mature, the rules can ‘grow’ along with them.
Household rules let everyone in the family know how to behave.
They help family members achieve a balance between getting what they want and respecting the needs of others.