Tool for Long-Term Change:
How To Identify Which Rules To Enforce
1. List ALL of the rules that are important to you.
2. Decide on a certain number of tools you can consistently follow through with.
If you are already fairly consistent with following through and your kids listen to you most of the time…
Choose 3-5 rules that
~align with issues that keep coming up over and over
~align most with your values.
If you need to re-build (or build) your authority because you’re not consistent and your kids don’t usually listen…
Choose 1-3 rules that
~don’t have too much Yuck associated with them
~don’t have a time constraint
~are related to tools that you can teach ahead of time