My House Rules

12 June 2015

My House Rules – Kids Takeover Competition

Parents across the UK set house rules with their kids, but what would happen if kids made the rules? 

If you live in a household with children, why not see what crazy rules your child / children can come up with. We've teamed up with Mummy blogger Katie from Pouting in Heels to give one lucky reader a chance to win £250 John Lewis vouchers! See Katie's blog post to see how you can win. 

Terms and conditions apply. See below for full terms and conditions.

Need inspiration? We invited 5 bloggers to re-create their house rules but this time, with the children in charge! See how they got on whilst the kids plan how they would rule the roost!

Miss On-time's House Rules

Blogger Mummy: The Quirky Parent*

Miss on times house rulesThis 9 year old thinks her household should be run a little differently:

  • Boring cereals (AKA Cornflakes and Shreddies) are not allowed to appear in the cupboard at any time.
  • Mothers should be completely ready to take their child(ren) to school by 8.30 sharp.
  • All fathers must play the part of butler and chauffeur in the family household.
  • Every week children must have their hair washed with shampoo of their choice and use the ironing board method only.
  • Mummy and daddy's bed can be used as a trampoline at any time the child wishes.
  • Children must be allowed to join their parents at any time after they have gone to bed if it sounds like they're having fun.
  • If parents commit a household crime they must sit on the naughty step for: "Small crime" (5 minutes), "Medium crime" (10 minutes), "Big crime" (15 minutes).

Little Superhero's House Rules

Little Superhero's House RulesBlogger Mummy: Abigail from the Future*

4 year old Theo said if he was the boss he would:

  • Wear his batman costume all day.
  • Dance really silly every morning.
  • Have lots of chocolate spread for dinner!

More kids takeover!

See below for more house rules.

A Toddler's House Rules

Blogger Mummy: Mamas V.I.B*

Toddler's House rules

Ice Cream Lover's House Rules

Blogger Mummy: Pouting in Heels*

Elsie's House Rules

A Frozen Princess' House Rules

Blogger Mummy: A rush of Love*

House rules from A Rush of love

*By clicking on the links you will leave the Principality website - Principality is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Terms and Conditions


‘My House Rules’ Competition (the ‘Competition’) is open to customers and non-customers aged 18 or over who are UK residents. The Competition is not open to employees of Principality Building Society (the ‘Promoter’), NetBooster UK (the ‘Administrator’), the owner of Pouting in Heels (the ‘Competition host’) or their families or anyone associated with the Competition. Photographs do not constitute payment.

Photographs do not constitute payment.


Participation in the Competition constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules and the decision of the Promoter, which are final and binding.

Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  1. PRIZE;

The winner of the Competition will receive £250 John Lewis vouchers.

No cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. The Promoter reserves the right to offer alternative items/activities of a greater or equivalent value should unforeseen circumstances require it.

Only one winner will be selected (see How to Enter for further details).

The winner will be announced on the Principality Building Society website and via the @PrincipalityBS Twitter account no later than Friday 31st July 2015.

The Promoter will notify the winner by Twitter or email within 3 [three] days of the announcement. Participants must also follow @PrincipalityBS in order for the Promoter to direct message the winner.
If the prize remains unclaimed after reasonable efforts have been made to contact the winner, after 7 [seven] days the Promoter will be entitled to dispose of the prize as it sees fit without any liability to the winner for having done so.


The Competition runs from Friday 26th June 2015 until 11:59 PM Friday 24th July 2015 (the ‘Entry Period’).

Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.


Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, programmed, or similar methods will be void.

The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry.  Entries must not be sent through agents or third parties.


Entrants are required to tweet in a photograph of their child/children’s made up house rules to @PrincipalityBS followed by the Competition hash tag #KidsHouseRules (the ‘Entry Method’).

Any entries not including the Competition hashtag #KidsHouseRules will not be taken into account.

Photographs not communicated to the Promoter via the entry method will not be considered as Competition entries.

No payment is required to enter the Competition.

Entrant’s Photographs and likeness as well as personal data do not constitute a payment.

At the end of the entry period, a panel within the Marketing department and employees of the Promoter will consider all eligible entries and select a winner based on criteria including creativity. The Promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.


Entrants accept that, if they win the prize in this Competition the Promoter will have the right, without additional payment or permission, to use the entrant’s name, Twitter entry and Twitter ID for related promotional purposes.


The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Competition.


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Published: 12/06/2015