Rules are made to be broken, but GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral System Agreements, to be respected. Children that understand why they’re being asked to do something are more likely to agree to it, building trust and bonding. Taking the time to explain why a certain behavior is expected shows respect for the child’s capacity to understand and grows critical thinkers instead of pawns or rule followers. It demonstrates trust, as you expect children to make the right choices with the information provided, they will do their best to prove themselves worthy.
To implement this tool, set up agreements covering the three main behaviors that need to be respected and clear reasons why. Keep them simple and make sure the children understand them and can easily remember them. Post the agreements somewhere visible to everyone.