~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 (41320)
• Germany
5 Jun 17
This is a brilliant idea.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@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 (53494)
• United States
5 Jun 17
You are a good mother.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@andriaperry Thank you so much. =) I try my best.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
5 Jun 17
I'm so happy to see reading on your list! Great list for the summer.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@Diannen Yes reading is so important! =)
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@hostessman (9608)
• Tucson, Arizona
5 Jun 17
i wish you the best of luck with your new set of rules
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@hostessman Thank you, so far it's working!
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@Corbin5 (109661)
• United States
5 Jun 17
These are wonderful rules for kids!! Kids love structure, and this is perfect for their days.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Thank you I think so too! =)
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@Essjayd (1619)
5 Jun 17
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 17
@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 (1619)
5 Jun 17
@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 17
@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 17
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 17
@Av8r27 Thank you, I thought so too! I loved these. =)
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@Av8r27 (109)
7 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies ur welcome :)
@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
6 Jun 17
That is so nice. You have trained your son so well.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 17
@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 (80400)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies Is he the eldest? If he is, then he is a good role model of his siblings.
@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jun 17
I like that last one. Very helpful.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 17
@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 (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies .......I think that is really nice.
@manikarnika (2450)
• India
6 Jun 17
Yeah...That's really a wonderful list.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 17
@manikarnika Thank you!
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• India
7 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies you are welcome
@Meramar (2472)
6 Jun 17
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 17
@Meramar Yeah I thought so too! Feel free to copy it. =)
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@Meramar (2472)
7 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies Thank you!
@Happy2BeMe (75119)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
That is a great idea.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun 17
@Happy2beme Thank you. It's working out great! =)
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@Happy2BeMe (75119)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies that is good
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@marlina (74946)
• Canada
5 Jun 17
Hope that it will work all summer!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@marlina Oh I will make it work, they won't have a choice.
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@marlina (74946)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies Good for you for standing your ground.
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Jun 17
Those are great rules for your kids to follow!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
@Leapea2417 Thanks, it is definitely working out well. =)
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies That's great!
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
5 Jun 17
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 17
@Courtlynn I hope it works for her too. This is working perfectly for my kids! =)
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
5 Jun 17
@LovingMyBabies awesome. I'll have to see how its working for them so far.
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@UncleJoe (10297)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
6 Jun 17
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 17
@Unclejoe Yeah I don't have teeth either so I can skip that one as well. :(
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I love your rules, and the thought you put into things to share with us.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 17
@Gardengerty Aw thanks so much! =)
@1hopefulman (30212)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
It was a good day! Those are good rules and guidelines!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun 17
@hostessman Thank you I thought so too. =)
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@snowy22315 (49085)
• United States
5 Jun 17
They sound like good commonsense rules to me!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Jun 17
@snowy22315 Yeah I think so too!
@Genipher (5135)
• United States
5 Jun 17
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 17
@Genipher Yes! I loved it too. It's so good to see you again! I missed you. Feel free to snag away!! =)