I have a general disdain for blogs and articles (and people, for that matter) that dispense parenting advice. But recently I came across an article (which I can't find) with a smart suggestion: sit down with your kids and make a list of 10 things you want your family to be about/do/stand for.
Commandments - I guess - is the best way of putting it.
Here's where my boys and I netted out.
#10 was an executive order from dad.
#5 led to a solid 30 minutes of really bad (in a funny way) joke telling.
#3 was the most intriguing to them ... of course it would be for an 8 and 5 year old.
#2 and #7 were immediately violated when Maddox made fun of Henry's attempt at cursive - which provided an immediate teachable moment.
Just thought it's an idea worth sharing.