Saturday, August 4, 2012

Love One Another and Be Kind

Sometimes it's hard for my children to spend time together without getting on each other's nerves.

It may be hard to believe, looking at their sweet faces, but it's a daily struggle for each of them to remember that the other one is a person with feelings, just like them.
O.K., this one is doing just fine, I just had to add a gratuitous cute baby shot in here...
So we implemented a couple of family rules at the beginning of the Summer, which we repeat daily, sometimes many, many times. 

Love One Another & Be Kind  and 
Treat Others Like You Want to be Treated.

 This week we started making a poster that we can hang up in the house to remind ourselves of the first rule (which is useful in nearly every situation)
Beyond the end outcome of having a poster to remind us of our family rule, the making of this project has been great for the kids.
Having something that they can do together that is creative, ongoing, and quiet has been invaluable to the sanity of the house.

1 comment:

kristin said...

i love that jess. kids are never too young to learn this lesson. (my how the little one has grown!!