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How to Create a Home-Rules Contract


I am mainly worried about one of my son’s friends who coached him about a lot of negative things, now this friend will be taken off the street soon, either go to juvenile detention or to go to another state, so he won’t be around much longer.

Now my current problem is I have issued consequences to my son for being coming home late, such as suspending his cell phone, taking away his game controllers, grounding him. The 1st one I have control over, the 2nd one I don’t have control anymore, now he hides his controller before he leaves the house, the 3rd one he totally ignores. I told him he is grounded for 1 day since he didn’t come home on time, but his friends just come to our house and pick him up, he sneaks out of the house one way or the other, so what do I do now?

I want to print out all the rules for the house, the privileges and consequences for him, so he knows exactly what to expect for his actions. Do you have a sample for those things?

Thank you!


Hi S.,

Here's a way to create your own "home-rules" contract. There's a blank template at the bottom of the page too.

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Mark Hutten, M.A.

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