|To keep the room clean
This is a good place to start. It’s something simple that children actually should have responsibility over. Let your child know that you will be checking his/her room on a certain day each week, and that it should be tidy. This habit will stay with him/her as she goes out on her own. (Well, hopefully.)
To be home by dinner time
Family dinners are a sacred time for everyone to connect and relax. Ask your children to promise to be home by whatever o’clock every day from play. Equip them with a timepiece. In a perfect world, dinnertime will be sacred when they raise their own families.
To complete all homework each night and follow a time table.
This is something you can easily monitor daily. Better grades mean better opportunities.
To be kind to siblings.
Encourage strong relationships and bonding between the siblings. This will help them to nurture their relationship in future.
To put a portion of his allowance or monetary gifts into savings.
Asking for this promise will help him be financially responsible as he matures.
|To keep their speech clean.
A simple promise to not use bad language or engage in dirty joke telling.
To pray daily
Telling children they should promise to pray daily will help them to establish a good communication with God and to rely on Him in times of doubt or uncertainty.
To do at least one kind act every day
Teach your children to love to serve by having them promise to do something nice for someone each day.
To not smoke, drink, take drugs or view blacklisted sites on web.
Making them aware of the dangers involved in addictions will encourage them to make and keep this vital promise.
To plant trees and take care of them regularly.
To avoid junk food and eat healthy
Making promises alone isn’t enough. They need to make a concerted effort to keep every single promise they make in order to establish the sacredness of them.
There are probably many more ideas that you will come up with as you raise your children. Like reading at least one good book a month or taking care of a pet they ask for.