TheTomaszewski Family House Rules

God is first in our family.

Everyone is expected to attend Sunday service, either with us, or at your own Church. We pray before meals.

We spend time together as a family.

Everyone is expected to be home on time for dinner together unless prior permission is arranged.

Everyone is expected to treat themselves with respect.

This includes good personal hygiene, and regular exercise. Be good to your growing body; abstain from cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol. Adolescent sexual activity is dangerous, both physically and emotionally.

Home is a haven.

Name calling, putdowns, and negative or attacking behaviors will not be tolerated. Treat each other as you want to be treated.

Each individual is entitled to privacy.

Knock and wait for permission to enter another's bedroom or private space. Leave others' belongings alone.

Everyone will be held to a high standard of truth, honesty, and trustworthiness.

Your word is your bond.

Education is your duty to yourself.

Everyone will be expected to spend a regular time period on homework each day (or a related activity if you have no homework).

Every effort will be made to give each child opportunity to develop their talents and gifts.

We want you to grow into an independent and prosperous adult.

All family members must be courteous to one another.

This includes: Always inform a parent where you are going and when you'll be back. Be punctual. Speak respectfully and in positive terms. You are expected to keep your personal space presentable, and teenagers are expected to do their own laundry. Use the phone and watch television responsibly and in moderation. Complete household chores in a timely and thorough manner.

We are a law abiding family.

Authority figures such as teachers, policemen, caseworkers, and parent figures will be accorded courtesy, respect, and obedience.

Everyone has a responsibility to society.

Knowledge of current events, voting, and other civic responsibilities are encouraged.

We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place to live in.

Each individual must work to contribute in some way.

Overt misconduct will result in consequences and loss of privileges.

If you wish to be treated as an adult, accept the responsibility for your actions and behave as one. In return we will offer you what we have learned to assist you in acquiring the skills you need to be successful.

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