~The New Rules Are Working!~

Jacksonville, Florida
June 5, 2017 9:53am CST
Good morning everyone. I found this set of rules online and I adopted it for my family for the summer time. So far...it is working! My son got up and is doing everything on the list! So awesome and we will be sticking to it. I'm excited!! =) They don't have an Ipad but they have tv and a PS3, which also works for these rules. This is the way to get them to learn over the summer-awesome. I hope your all having a great morning so far!
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@MALUSE (37991)
• Germany
5 Jun
This is a brilliant idea.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@MALUSE I know, I loved it too and I'm so happy it's working. =) My 2 older kids are building with blocks right now for their something creative part of the list.
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@andriaperry (46450)
• United States
5 Jun
You are a good mother.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@andriaperry Thank you so much. =) I try my best.
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@DianneN (74433)
• United States
5 Jun
I'm so happy to see reading on your list! Great list for the summer.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Diannen Yes reading is so important! =)
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
5 Jun
These are wonderful rules for kids!! Kids love structure, and this is perfect for their days.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Corbin5 Thank you I think so too! =)
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@hostessman (8899)
• Tucson, Arizona
5 Jun
i wish you the best of luck with your new set of rules
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@hostessman Thank you, so far it's working!
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@Essjayd (1620)
5 Jun
Hahaha we have my partners teenagers with us for occasional nights most weeks. I'm unsure any rules would work! 2 of them slept through a fire alarm yesterday when my partner burnt toast! I'm glad it seems to be working for your kids though!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Essjayd Structure and discipline needs to be started at a young age or rules will not work with them. You can't let them get away with things when they are younger and think they will listen to rules as teens, doesn't work that way. Parenting is about consistency.
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@Essjayd (1620)
5 Jun
@LovingMyBabies To be fair they're pretty good kids. They weren't in my life as children it's only over the last year or 2 they have started to stay here. They're just typical teens who would sleep all day if they could! They've all done well at school 2 of them now have part time jobs and they're never in trouble! Lol they just walk over their dad though and he let's them
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Essjayd Well it's good that they are good kids. =) That makes things easier. Good grades, jobs and not much trouble is a HUGE blessing for teenagers!!
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@Av8r27 (109)
6 Jun
That's a fabulous idea to keep the kids organised and busy during this season with out taking away the childhood from your child. :p . good one
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@Av8r27 Thank you, I thought so too! I loved these. =)
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@Av8r27 (109)
7 Jun
@LovingMyBabies ur welcome :)
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
6 Jun
That is so nice. You have trained your son so well.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@SIMPLYD My 3 older children are doing this list but my son was the most eager and determined to get it all done. =)
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
7 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Is he the eldest? If he is, then he is a good role model of his siblings.
@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jun
I like that last one. Very helpful.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@celticeagle Yeah they are usually good at helping but usually I ask them. I like it this way, they ask me if I need help. =)
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@celticeagle (117235)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Jun
@LovingMyBabies .......I think that is really nice.
@manikarnika (2074)
• India
6 Jun
Yeah...That's really a wonderful list.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@manikarnika Thank you!
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• India
7 Jun
@LovingMyBabies you are welcome
@Meramar (2299)
6 Jun
It's a great list and an intelligent way to help kids to become responsible. In two weeks time summer holidays will start in Spain, so no school for the next three month. Maybe, I should copy the list ....
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@Meramar Yeah I thought so too! Feel free to copy it. =)
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@Meramar (2299)
7 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Thank you!
@Happy2BeMe (74353)
• Canada
6 Jun
That is a great idea.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun
@Happy2beme Thank you. It's working out great! =)
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@Happy2BeMe (74353)
• Canada
6 Jun
@LovingMyBabies that is good
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@marlina (71288)
• Canada
5 Jun
Hope that it will work all summer!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@marlina Oh I will make it work, they won't have a choice.
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@marlina (71288)
• Canada
6 Jun
@LovingMyBabies Good for you for standing your ground.
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@LeaPea2417 (19142)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Jun
Those are great rules for your kids to follow!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Leapea2417 Thanks, it is definitely working out well. =)
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@LeaPea2417 (19142)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Jun
@LovingMyBabies That's great!
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@Courtlynn (65612)
• United States
5 Jun
My cousin is trying the same with her 5 year old. Because her mom tends to give in and let him use his tablet all the time. Glad they are working for your family.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Courtlynn I hope it works for her too. This is working perfectly for my kids! =)
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@Courtlynn (65612)
• United States
5 Jun
@LovingMyBabies awesome. I'll have to see how its working for them so far.
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@UncleJoe (9481)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Jun
I can just skip a couple of those items. I don't have any teeth or hair to brush.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@Unclejoe Yeah I don't have teeth either so I can skip that one as well. :(
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Jun
I love your rules, and the thought you put into things to share with us.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun
@Gardengerty Aw thanks so much! =)
@1hopefulman (26097)
• Canada
6 Jun
It was a good day! Those are good rules and guidelines!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun
@hostessman Thank you I thought so too. =)
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@snowy22315 (44013)
• United States
5 Jun
They sound like good commonsense rules to me!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun
@snowy22315 Yeah I think so too!
@Genipher (5166)
• United States
5 Jun
I like this! I've been trying to think of how to keep the kids occupied this summer. Since (home) school will soon be over for the year, they're thinking they'll be able to do whatever they want (aka plaster their faces against the computer screen 24/7). I think I'll snag this from you and incorporate it. It'll be good motivation for earning computer time.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun
@Genipher Yes! I loved it too. It's so good to see you again! I missed you. Feel free to snag away!! =)