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The official "Bugg Family Respect Rules"

July 23, 2010
 |  by The Buggs

The official "Bugg Family Respect Rules"

In a recent post, I mentioned that our boys drafted up a list of family respect rules to hang in a prominent spot in our home. A few of you mentioned an interest in seeing those rules, so here they are. (Keep in mind, these are rules that a 10 and five year old came up with!)

The Bugg Family Respect Rules

  1. LOVE EACH OTHER
    • Play with each other
  2. KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING BEDROOMS, BATHROOMS OR OFFICES
    • Wait for an answer before entering the room
  3. ASK BEFORE PLAYING WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S THINGS
  4. DON'T INTERRUPT WHEN SOMEONE IS ON THE PHONE
  5. DON'T INTERRUPT A PERSON DURING A CONVERSATION
  6. MAKE SURE TO LISTEN WHEN SOMEONE'S TALKING
    • Look in the person's eyes
    • Answer any questions they may have
    • Respond respectfully when spoken to
  7. PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF
    • Toys, clothes, books, etc.
  8. DON'T SPEAK IN ANGER
    • Walk away into another room if you need to calm down
  9. DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD SERVED
    • If you don't like it, you can still be thankful by saying, “Thank you for making supper tonight – I really appreciate it.”
  10. J – O – Y (JESUS – OTHERS – YOURSELF)
    • Think of what Jesus would do, think of others first, then yourself
  11. IF GOD MADE IT, DON'T HURT IT!
  12. CLOSE ALL DOORS QUIETLY
    • Someone might be sick or sleeping
  13. DON'T MAKE FUN OF OTHER PEOPLE
    • Different colour, race, size, etc.
  14. TAKE CARE OF OUR BELONGINGS
  15. BE GENTLEMEN, NOT CAVEMEN
    • Open doors for people
    • Look for ways to help people at the grocery store, etc.
  16. DON'T BE BOSSY
    • Unless your sibling is in danger or there is a big emergency, don't tell them what to do. Instead, enjoy being a child and call a parent if you need help.
  17. BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE!

A few of you mentioned that your family also has a list of rules or values for your home. Would you be willing to share those with the rest of us? Please feel free to leave a comment here or even on our Facebook wall!

Related Lesson: Respect