This 8 1/2 X 11 laminated page is great for the home school cork board or kitchen refrigerator. The Rules of Our House are 21 simple, straight-forward, practical admonitions every child can understand. They simplify a hundred situations and bring the child back to the scriptural root principle.

For instance, one rule states: “The law of kindness rules here–if it is unkind it is not allowed.” No more wrestling with who hit who first or who said what to whom in what order. Rather, the children are asked, “Did you behave/respond with kindness?” A negative response receives training and/or correction. The scripture teaches that we are to bless them that curse us–we are to respond kindly no matter what the personal affront. When we speak, we are to speak in a kind tone of voice and a courteous manner. The virtuous woman had the law of kindness in her mouth. When Jesus was reviled, he reviled not again. We are to speak the truth in love. Supernatural living starts at home in the simple, daily training.

When a child misbehaves, it is easy to bring them back to the posted Rules of Our House and point out why training or correction is in order. It also becomes a visible reminder to us as parents to set the right example as we live our lives before our children.

The Rules do not cover everything but they codify, simplify, and post an understandable and easily enforced set of principles every family needs when raising children. For the price of a combo meal, you can post a simple page that will bear relevance to 85% of the daily interaction. It may be the best six dollars you ever spend toward an orderly and peaceful  home.

$5.95 + P&H