Recently, on the BehaviorBandAid facebook page, I posted an article by renowned parenting expert, John Rosemond. In this article, a mother asked a question about loud, screaming kids. Apparently, when the kids play together, they are super loud, banging stuff…well, Im sure you get it. Kids being kids, but a little much for inside the house.
He proposed the “Three strike rule,” which is fairly simple: if the kids get too loud, they get 1 strike. Loud again, two strikes, and after the third strike the two are separated from each other for an hour (“each in their respective rooms”). After the hour, they can begin play again. Three strikes two times in a day? He says they spend the rest of the day in their rooms and go to bed early.
Here is why I am writing about this article:
- I don’t always agree with Rosemond, but there are some things in here I like
- If misused, you can be in some trouble
- Explain why this works and how this works so you are less likely to make those mistakes. Continue reading