"Red Light, Green Light" for Parents

The game red light, green light is an old favorite that seems to have endured the test of time.  And, yet, I have recently found that there's quite a newer, updated "Parenting" version I'd like to share with you.  Perhaps some of you moms and dads out there have played this before.

RULES:  May change from day to day.

RED LIGHT = A Parent's Direction to STOP doing something, including but not limited to:

  • annoying a sibling verbally or physically
  • making loud, "nails on chalkboard" noises with your vocal chords
  • jumping on the furniture or bed
  • taunting the dog (or cat)
  • throwing toys or other undesirable objects

GREEN LIGHT = See below.

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Parent gives Child "A" a RED LIGHT. 
  2. Child "B" gives self a GREEN LIGHT to take action similar to Child "A" prior to #1 in hopes of a different outcome.
  3. Parent gives Child "B" a RED LIGHT.
  4. Child "C" reinstates GREEN LIGHT to take action similar to Child "B" prior to #3 in hopes of a different outcome.
  5. Parent gives Child "C" a RED LIGHT.
  6. Game continues until Parent runs out of children or the alphabet.
WINNER is determined by Parent.

Godspeed.

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