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Positive Parenting FAQs

Q. What would you suggest are positive family rules?

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 1:16 AM

A. Help them understand why you have chosen the family rules - there is no I in Team! Teach them to respect the family rules and teach them to respect others, including you and themselves, by teaching them good listening skills and dialog skills. This includes having family rules that are enforced:

- no sassing back,

- no talking while someone else is talking,

- use words that are respectful - not demeaning,

- no touching anyone (or animal) in anger,

- and if you can't say something nice, take a break from each other

  and when emotions have cooled, then work on the issue.


Consistent role-modeling, dialog, choices and consequences will improve your household's level of respect and peace.

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Categories: Infants through Kindy-aged, Elementary and Tweens, Teenagers