||[Aug. 21st, 2005|11:30 am]
The Question Club
Ok, I'd like a little bit of feed-back about other peoples habits....|
My 4 kids wake up reasonably early, between 6:30 - 7:30 each morning. I usually try and get a couple of hours more dozy-sleep (during hols and weekends - we-re up at 7 on school days). But just lately I have laid awake in bed and heard nothing but bickering, and the youngest trashing the place by pulling out all the toys/clothes etc. There is a rule about not going downstairs until I am up, but again the youngest seems to have been sneaking down.
Do you get up at the same time as your kids??
Do you allow them to get up and go down to get breakfast/watch TV??
I know kids bicker and call names on each other, but how can I try and stop this??
My children are 11, 9, 8 and 3 years old. (3 boys, 1 girl) I do the majority of the housework, but I am starting to expect them to pull their weight in the rest of the house as well. I have threatened the black rubbish bag treatment in their bedrooms, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Do you have a chores rota??
What do you do for 'punishment'??
What do you do for 'good behaviour'??
I know it will work out in the end, but I thought I would ask about other peoples routines, and maybe I can pick up on something I haven't tried before :o)