Right then. It seems lack of clarity on device rules was causing family conflict, so we've sat down as a family this morning to do the following:

1. Wrote down (individually) what we think the current rules are. Had a discussion.

2. Wrote down (individually) what we think the future rules should be. Had another discussion.

3. Collaboratively came up with rules that everyone could agree to. Signed them, and pinned to fridge.

@dajbelshaw this looks nice! i respect the fact that you came up with these rules collaboratively. it’s much easier to follow rules that you had a hand in making.
the biggest thing for me is that everyone who made the rules follows them as well. it feels like my parents underlying philosophy is “do as a i say, not as i do.” assuming i interpreted your post correctly, appreciate that you choose to follow the same rules as your kids. i wish that was the situation in my house when i was younger.


@Spaceface16518 Well, indeed. Kids knowing where they stand makes relationships much easier 🙂

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