• K.C. Dreisbach, LMFT

Family Rules: The Cornerstone to Parental Consistency

Updated: Apr 8

You have rules for your family, right? We all do! But have you ever really thought of what they are? I’m willing to bet that you haven’t! I’m sure you can name a few off the top of your head, but I guarantee that you can’t name all the rules you have for your kids. You know why? Because the situation hasn’t come up yet!

If you are like most parents (myself included), you’ve only actually thought of and enforced a family rule when the situation arose. For example, until your child told his first lie, you probably didn’t even think of that as an established family rule. Sure, you knew that lying was going to be a No-No in your house, but you never actually thought of it, or considered what the consequences for lying would be, until your child actually told that first lie.