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You should have consequences if the rules are not followed. Post the rules in an "If..Then.." format, and when they break them, take them to the list and have a pre-defined consequence. You have to remind them of the rules, likely hourly, then daily until they learn to follow your expectations! Good Luck!
As often as necessary. Depending on the child and the rule, once may be enough. Other times it may take many, many constant reminders. There is no magic one-size-fits-all number. For example, if you know or suspect your child will have problems remembering not to talk to strangers, remind them when you are about to go somewhere where they might have to ...
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