I follow Love and Logic for my classroom management.  I have found this to be very successful in dealing with children.  Here are the six Love and Logic rules I teach my students:
    1. I will treat you with respect, so you will know how to treat me.
    2. Feel free to do anything that doesn’t cause a problem for anyone else.
    3. If you cause a problem, I will ask you to solve it.
    4. If you can’t solve the problem, or choose not to,I will do something.
    5. What I do will depend on the special person and the special situation
    6. If you feel something is unfair, tell me and we will talk about it.
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