Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Philosophy Part 3

The ideal home environment:

For our family we have tried a few different techniques to create the home environment that works best for us. There are a few things we know we want to use and a few things that just don’t work for our family and our children. A strong routine has given our family time together, organization and our children expectations. We also know that some flexibility is good in our routine to allow for fun activities together. A structured system for discipline allows our children to know what is expected of them and to know what to expect if they should happen to break one of our rules. We also feel it’s important to show affection when welcomed. I think one of the most important aspects of our home is being a team, when we work together to get our chores done we have more free time. I have found that when we’re out about at a store or running errands, a simple reminder to my boys to “be on my team” reminds them to not work against me, but to work with me. It reminds them that the sooner I’ve finished up, the sooner we can get to something more enjoyable. It’s been a great tool for our family