How To Set Family Rules

May 26th, 2007
Categories: Rules

rulesBe safe. Be respectful. Be honest. Be kind. Children NEED rules and limits. Adopted children are not the exception, rather they may have an even stronger need for rules. At the very least, they give a child an idea of what must be done in order to fit on. How to set family rules: 1) Limit your rules. I have seen a list of rules from another adoptive family that included a bit more than three typewritten pages of rules. Sure, they may all be important things to remember. They must be daunting to a child. Most of my children come from homes where they’ve already experienced failure. Having so many rules to remember – or… [more]