HOUSERULES - pg.
CHORES AND PRIORITIES
|Breakfast, lunch, snacks - everyone cleans up
after themselves to the best of his ability. Rise and stack in
dishwasher if possible. Otherwise, rinse and leave in sink or next to
sink. If you leave things a mess - you will do all the after-dinner
kitchen chores alone.
DINNER: Everyone does after dinner kitchen chores. No
one leaves the kitchen until all of the chores are done. No one stands
idle while others work. If one person doesn't do his share, he will have
chores assigned to him.
|Will be assigned as fairly as possible. If not done
within a reasonable amount of time, you may be grounded and/or personal
amusement privileges will be revoked until chores are done.
PRIORITIES FOR USE OF TIME:
|Everybody - after dinner and kitchen chores, finish
homework before TV, phone, Nintendo, etc. Consequences - no TV, phone,
etc. the next day.
Everybody - if problems with grades, priorities will be
re-established after each report card.
Maintenance of bedroom and personal hygiene is expected. If found
lacking - TV, phone, Nintendo, personal amusement will be curtailed
until things are back in order. (Same goes for music practice.)
|TV goes off at least 1/2 hour before bedtime on Sunday
nights before school.
No TV after school. No TV on Monday-Thursday nights if the next day
is a school day. Special permission can be given for special programs.
Consequences: NO TV ON FOLLOWING WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday mornings: TV goes off at 9 AM. Consequences same
Outside recreation takes precedence over TV, Nintendo, and computer
Fights over the television will result in the TV being turned off.
During summer vacation, TV rules may be more relaxed. This is up to
the discretion of the parents.
OTHER RULES: (Add your own here)
|Comments: I find that the rules
on no television bothers the parents who are TV addicts themselves.
Because no TV for the children, means that you have to watch less, too.
Actually - get a real life. Vegging in front of the TV set isn't really
living. Turn it off and enjoy your kids!
Chores: I would change it to a more positive system of
rewarding TV privileges for doing chores instead of the negative of
taking things away. I found it difficult with all the busy
schedules to get everyone doing chores. Having rules doesn't mean they
were always enforced. It helps if BOTH parents are on track.