Rules! Rules! Rules!
I am sorry but we have to have rules. There is no way around it.
What are the rules in your household? Does everyone know what they are or do you just make them up as you go along? Here are some family rules that you should consider for your house and some of the reasons why.
2. Leave other’s stuff alone:
We all have boundaries and private stuff. The big God rule here is, “thou shalt not steal”. If it’s a God rule it should be a family rule. This also goes for “I was just borrowing it”, too.
If you borrow #1.Ask first and, #2. You return when it is agreed upon. You need to have this rule to train your children to leave others things alone and to respect a person’s right to their things and to some privacy. This rule should easily transfer to school, the playground and the break room refrigerator.
Frank Walker LMFT
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