As in every family, we all have our own specific set of rules and regimes when it comes to raising our children. Whether it be a prompt and structured bedtime routine or instilling a love of the outdoors, a parent’s job is to make sure your child(ren) grow up with a sense of stability, respect, and appreciation for people and the world we live in.
Mama-of-three Denise Richards is no stranger to this. The actress recently blogged about one of her parenting rules – dubbed the “Two Activities Rule” – that she believes help mold her two eldest daughters Sam, 8, and Lola, 6, into well-rounded, well-adjusted kids.
“At all times my girls must be involved in two activities—one physical and one creative,” the busy mom writes on her site deniserichards.com. “Once they choose their activities, they have to stick with them until the end of the season or session we signed up for.”
“If they decide they don’t like them after that, they can choose another for next time,” she continues. “Right now Sami is doing soccer and chorus and Lola is doing chorus and ballet.”
Denise also goes on to list some excellent examples of extra-curricular activities any parent can involve their child(ren) in, including basketball, drama or girl/boy scouts.
“And don’t forget,” she continues. “If money is an issue, there are always lots of inexpensive ways to get your kids involved through school or local community center.”
If you’re a parent, please share your #1 rule for your child(ren).