Almost everyone has come to recognise the international symbol for “NO!” It is a red circle with a red diagonal bar crossing out a picture of whatever is prohibited. Encourage children to take responsibility for words and actions by prohibiting excuses in your home.
Write the word “EXCUSES” on a piece of construction paper. Draw a bold red circle around it and put a red clash across the word. Cut out the circle and hang the international symbol in a conspicuous place to remind children that “EXCUSES” aren’t accepted.
–Character First! Education Series 2