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Don’t get tired of enforcing the rules

Date: February 4th, 2016
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: Have you ever wondered: What happended to the rules? How did they fall apart?

What happens is that people get tired. But we have to fight that! We all have to enforce the rules no matter how tired we get.

When we all work to enforce the rules then the kids realize this, and they know what will happen. We need to say what we mean and mean what we say. When we do this, the kids will begin to expect it.

But sometimes staff in our building will say, “Well, I’m not going to tell the kid to take his hat off. Nobody else tells the kid to take his hat off, so I’m not going to. No one enforces that rule anyway.”

This is when the rules unravel. And it turns into a huge storm. No matter how tired we get, we ALL need to enforce the rules!