Re: What are your house rules?
Coupled along with house rules, a friend of mine would always boil down behaviors/misbehavior with "making good choices." Obviously you are always telling the kid what you do/don't want them to do, but when they CHOOSE (and choose incorrectly) its not memorizing the list of rules, its..."why are you in time out" because "I made poor choices." I like this method, because it is contstantly reminding the child that they have the choice. And it extends to any desired/undesired behavior....why are you cold, because I CHOSE not get my coat like mommy said.