Setting Your Kids up for Success

Any time we have an event, outing, or simply going to a grandparent’s house I use the car ride to set expectations for my daughter, ( age 5).

I expect you to use your manners.

I expect you to play nicely, take turns, and include the smaller kids.

I expect you to clean up and thank your host when it is time to go.

I have found by going over these ( even with the eye rolls) beforehand, we spend less time disciplining and more time enjoying our outing.