Tonight we had a family meeting and wrote a list of 7 family rules. We have had some recurring issues that were getting out of hand and the atmosphere of the home was not pleasant.
We've decided to keep meeting on Sunday evenings for a while to evaluate how we are all doing and make adjustments as needed. We also have scripture verses posted to back up the rules.
Here is the list we came up with. They are not listed by order of importance.
1. Respect others and property.
2. Obey immediately (all the way, right away, cheerfully)
3. Show gratitude (to God and others)
4. Tell the truth.
5. Do not nag Daddy and/or Mommy
6. Do not whine or complain
7. Always do your best
Most issues we are currently having fall under one of these general categories. It was helpful to get it down on paper. We all signed the list and it will be posted on the frig. The children were surprisingly agreeable, they even suggested some of the rules.
Do you have a list of family rules in your home? If so, I'd love to hear about them.