Monday, November 19, 2012

Stop the Yelling!

With the kids downstairs I am finding myself yelling down the stairs for them to come up to eat dinner, read scriptures, clean up the kitchen, whatever.  So we started a couple new things to eliminate a few of the daily hollering.

1.  When it's time for scripture study, I start playing a hymn on the piano.  I do an introduction and then begin playing and singing the hymn.  We do all the verses and then scripture study begins.  It works like magic and my kids are learning the hymns.  We use to choose any random hymn but this week we started with hymn 1 and are going to work through the entire book.

2.  We got a dinner bell!  It's also magic.  I ring it and they all come running.  I will also ring it when it's time to set the table so I can get a little help.   Love the dinner bell.  Oh it works for breakfast and lunch too!  =)

1 comment:

  1. David O. McKay is quoted to say, "There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire." I remember that right AFTER there is yelling in my home. I would love to live it better. I love these ideas! We will have to give these a try.


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