Why should you set rules?

It’s important that you don’t set too many rules for your child. For a toddler, three rules are generally more than enough, so pick the ones your family needs.

Make a rule about:

  • something that is repeated (almost) every day.
  • something that is important to you.


  • You have to eat vegetables with your dinner.
  • You need to drink water.
  • You shouldn’t get out of bed once we’ve read our bed time story.
  • You should hang your jacket on the coat stand.