A couple of years ago I found a Back to School contract somewhere on-line and it spelled out exactly what I expected of the kiddos. I could always pull it out and say, "Look, you signed this on this day and agreed to this." It didn't stop all arguments, but it helped. So this year I just drew up my own contract. We discussed it yesterday. I like to have their input. Below is what we came up with.
Back to School Contract
This contract is between and Grandma
1. Bedtime and Awake Time
Every day after school I will:
3. Television, video games, and computer time: No TV, video games, or computer until after homework, chores, showers, and dinner.
No more than 2 hours per day and you may chose how to divide up the time.
4. Homework: Immediately after school. If there is homework for Monday, it will be done on Friday, before any activities.
5. Powerschool grades will be checked on Friday’s. Any D’s or F’s will lose me all TV, video games, and computer time until said grades are brought up. (That means at least one week)
Final Notes: If you are in compliance with the above rules, WITHOUT ARGUMENTS, all week you may spend time with your friends over the weekends.
If NOT in compliance, you may spend time hanging out with Grandma.