Tuesday, November 7

Family Rules



We decided, Brandon and I, to really take Family Home Evening seriously. With those who are not familiar with the idea, members of our church have been counseled to set aside one night for family where time is spent teaching and discussing gospel topics within the home. We decided to do family council on Sunday night. This is where we plan our week and discuss scheduling matters or personal needs. We sat down as a fmaily and discussed what our Family Rules should be in hopes that it would help London and discipline issues. To our suprise London came up with great rules and great consequences if she breaks them. Monday night we spent making our Poster. The idea is that if we see it and are reminded that we will do it. Also we have been working on our Thankfull tree. I got the idea from my friend Kim last year, she did a huge one, ours is a little smaller but the same idea. I traced each members hand on construction paper and every night we try and think of something we are thankful for, London like to right her own so her hands are full of drawings of what she is thankful for. Anyway, it is supposed to help us remember what the season is all about.

5 comments:

Michelle Blanchard said...

How cute all you turkey moms are. London is so cute that even when she is being a stinker it is funny. I know...I am not the one living with her. he he. Good idea for us later on down the road

Hilary said...

So, tell me more aobut the consequences.
I think this is a GREAT idea.
Very smart.

Nette said...

Family home evening is one of our favorute activities. It is so rewarding to scott and i as parents. We see how much our children have learned or what we need to focus on. We are going to do the thankful tree too. Good luck with the rules and consequences. just wait until you have to have two ddifferent consequences and rules. siblings can be very different from each other.

Andy & Angie Wycherly said...

Janelle, You are the best mom ever! When I dont' know what to do with maren, I just think.."What would Janelle do?"

Aub said...

I'm so stealing your Thankful Tree idea.....gonna do one for the office.