Lesson 5 - Family
On This Page
- Read an article about how to make a list of family rules.
- Answer reading comprehension questions.
- Write a list of family rules on our blog.
English Reading Exercise
|Review of Key Words|
Would you like to have a boss who didn't specify what the rules were in your work place but punished you if you broke these unknown rules? You would feel pretty frustrated, wouldn't you? That's how children feel when they are punished for breaking rules that have never been explained to them. Family rules are necessary to make clear what is expected of children and to outline punishments for misbehavior and rewards for good behavior.
When creating a list of family rules remember to be specific both in what is expected and the punishment or reward. Gather the family together when creating the list of family rules. Involve children in the creation of the rules and get their input as to appropriate rewards or punishments. Explain to children why you'd like to include certain rules. They'll accept them more if they understand that they are for their own benefit and safety.
You can create the list of rules in the form of a contract which all family members sign. Before completing the contract make sure that all family members are in agreement as to the wording of the rules and the punishments or rewards for each rule.
Once the rules have been created, remember to be consistent with their enforcement. The list of rules doesn't mean anything unless it is consistently enforced.
Select the correct answer to each question.
Write a family rules list. For each rule explain why it is important and outline any rewards or punishments. Write on a paper or on our blog.
Recommend Passport to English to your friends!
Click on NEXT to go to the next page in the lesson.