We have reduced the number of rules for our children to four. We think that the kids should be able to remember four rules and we are confident that anytime they break a rule we can identify which one they are having problems with. The four rules are:
- Obey Mom and Dad
- Love Other People
- Play and Have Fun
As we have been trying to focus on those four rules I have been thinking that the rules to live a happy life are probably simpler than we often expect. I would not be surprised to learn that the Lord really has a very few (meaning less than 10) basic rules for us which should govern our actions. Christ suggested only two – love God and love our neighbors – which correspond very nicely with the first two rules that we are teaching our girls. . .