Kids’ Rules on Life

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  • “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
    ~ Patrick, Age 10
  • “When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents.”
    ~ Matthew, Age 12
  • “Never smart off to a teacher whose eyes and ears are twitching.”
    ~ Andrew, Age 9
  • “Wear a hat when feeding seagulls.”
    ~ Rocky, Age 9
  • “Sleep in your clothes so you’ll be dressed in the morning.”
    ~ Stephanie, Age 8
  • “Never try to hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.”
    ~ Rosemary, Age 7
  • “Don’t flush the toilet when your dad’s in the shower.”
    ~ Lamar, Age 10
  • “Never ask for anything that costs more than five dollars when your parents are doing taxes.”
    ~ Carrol, Age 9
  • “Never bug a pregnant mom.”
    ~ Nicholas, Age 11
  • “Don’t ever be too full for dessert.”
    ~ Kelly, Age 10
  • “When your dad is mad and asks you, ‘Do I look stupid?’ don’t answer him.”
    ~ Heather, Age 16
  • “Never tell your mom her diet’s not working.”
    ~ Michael, Age 14
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  • “Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat.”
    ~ Joel, Age 12
  • “When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone.”
    ~ Alyesha, Age 13
  • “Never try to baptize a cat.”
    ~ Laura, Age 13
  • “Never spit when on a roller coaster.”
    ~ Scott, Age 11
  • “Never do pranks at a police station.”
    ~ Sam, Age 10
  • “Beware of cafeteria food when it looks like it’s moving.”
    ~ Rob, Age 10
  • “Never tell your little brother that you’re not going to do what your mom told you to do.”
    ~ Hank, Age 12
  • “Remember you’re never too old to hold your father’s hand.”
    ~ Molly, Age 11
  • “Listen to your brain. It has lots of information.”
    ~ Chelsey, Age 7
  • “Stay away from prunes.”
    ~ Randy, Age 9
  • “Never dare your little brother to paint the family car.”
    ~ Phillip, Age 13
  • “Forget the cake. Go for the icing!”
    ~ Cynthia, Age 8