Rules of Parenting - Richard Templar - 9781292435770 - Pearson

Rules of Parenting - Richard Templar - 9781292435770 - Pearson

ISBN: 9781292435770
Publisher: Pearson Education
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Rules for staying sane 
1 Relax 
2 No one is perfect 
3 Be content 
4 Know what you’re good at 
5 Almost any rule can be broken occasionally 
6 Don’t try to do everything 
7 You don’t have to follow every piece of advice you get (including this one) 
8 It’s normal to want to escape 
9 You’re allowed to hide from your kids 
10 Parents are people too 
11 Don’t ignore your relationship with your partner 
Attitude Rules 
12 Love is not enough 
13 Every recipe needs different ingredients 
14 Anything extreme is almost certainly wrong 
15 Look pleased to see them 
16 Treat your child with respect 
17 Enjoy their company 
18 It’s not about you – it’s about them 
19 Being tidy isn’t as important as you think 
20 Good parenting is calculated risk taking 
21 Keep your worries to yourself 
22 See things from their point of view 
23 Parenting is not a competitive sport 
24 Never emotionally blackmail them 

Everyday Rules 
25 Let them get on with it 
26 Let them go (wild) 
27 Teach them to think for themselves 
28 Use praise wisely 
29 Make sure they know what’s important 
30 Show them how to lose 
31 Know the value of boundaries 
32 Bribery doesn’t have to be bad 
33 Moods are catching 
34 You’re setting their eating patterns for life 
35 Communicate 
36 Set clear targets 
37 Don’t be a nag 

Discipline Rules 
38 Present a united front 
39 Carrots beat sticks 
40 Be consistent 
41 Lighten up 
42 Focus on the problem, not the person 
43 Don’t paint yourself into a corner 
44 If you lose your temper, you’re the loser 
45 Apologise if you get it wrong 
46 Let them back in 
47 The right of expression 

Personality Rules 
48 Find what incentives work for your child 
49 Every child should have something they know they’re good at 
50 Learn to appreciate the qualities that remind you of someone else 
51 Look for the similarities between you 
52 Find qualities to admire in them 
53 Let them be better than you 
54 Their attitude is as important as their achievements 
55 Keep your fears and insecurities to yourself 
56 Mind your programming 
57 Don’t try to have a perfect child 
Sibling Rules 
58 Give them each other 
59 Recognize that squabbling is healthy (within reason) 
60 Teach them to sort out their own arguments 
61 Work as a team 
62 Let them entertain each other 
63 Never compare children with each other 
64 Different children need different rules 
65 Don’t have a favourite 
66 Mix and match 
67 Find each child’s strengths 

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