I noticed with a sighing heart that the younger children were starting to be particularly rude to each other, to the point of name calling etc. They had been disciplined, but it seemed to go in one ear and out the other.
One of Angela's memory verses she had learned that week was, ''Be ye kind'' so I decided to see how long they could go without being nasty to each other, and name calling. If they lasted a week they would earn a Kinder Surprise at the end of it. Amazingly it worked, though for the youngest it took 2 weeks. It made them stop and think before they say things. Something I have had to learn recently, too! Always good to think before we speak, and it has made them that much more aware. A couple weeks later, and they are not perfect, but things are a little more harmonious.