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Rules of Parenting A Personal Code for Raising Happy, Confident Children, Expanded Edition

ISBN-10: 0133384233

ISBN-13: 9780133384239

Edition: 2013

Authors: Richard Templar

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There are lots of wrong ways to bring up your kids, but there are lots of right ones, too. There's no list of instructions you have to follow to the letter if you don't want your child to end up a loser. Richard Templar'sThe Rules of Parenting, Expanded Editionpresents the principles to follow which you can adapt to suit you and your children. Templar -- author ofThe Rules of Lifeand many other best-sellers -- has brought together 100+ parenting tips you can start using instantly. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, Templar's rules address everything you need to know from start to finish. Beginning with the first rule "Relax" and continuing through 100+ rules, this book presents a guide to everything a parent needs to know from toddling, school, boyfriends or girlfriends, through driving lessons and college. The book begins with a section that covers the most important rules, The Rules for Staying Sane. The rest of the sections cover some of the big questions of parenting, including the Attitude Rules, the Discipline Rules, the Sibling Rules, the School Rules, the Teenage Rules, the Crisis Rules, all the way up to the Grown-up Rules.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 4/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Rules for Staying Sane
Relax
No One Is Perfect
Be Content
Know What You're Good at
Almost Any Rule Can Be Broken Occasionally
Don't Try to Do Everything
You Don't Have to Follow Every Piece of Advice You Get (Including This One)
It's Normal to Want to Escape
You're Allowed to Hide from Your Kids
Parents Are People Too
Don't Ignore Your Relationship with Your Partner
Attitude Rules
Love Is Not Enough
Every Recipe Needs Different Ingredients
Anything Extreme Is Almost Certainly Wrong
Look Pleased to See Them
Treat Your Child with Respect
Enjoy Their Company
It's Not about You - It's about Them
Being Tidy Isn't as Important as You Think
Good Parenting Is Calculated Risk Taking
Keep Your Worries to Yourself
See Things from Their Point of View
Parenting Is Not a Competitive Sport
Never Emotionally Blackmail Them
Everyday Rules
Let Them Get On with It
Let Them Go (Wild)
Teach Them to Think for Themselves
Use Praise Wisely
Make Sure They Know What's Important
Show Them How to Lose
Know the Value of Boundaries
Bribery Doesn't Have to Be Bad
Moods Are Catching
You're Setting Their Eating Patterns for Life
Communicate
Set Clear Targets
Don't Be a Nag
Discipline Rules
Present a United Front
Carrots Beat Sticks
Be Consistent
Lighten Up
Focus on the Problem. Not the Person
Don't Paint Yourself into a Coiner
If You Lose Your Temper. You're the Loser
Apologize if You Get It Wrong
Let Them Back in
The Right of Expression
Personality Rules
Find What Incentives Work for Your Child
Every Child Should Have Something He Knows He's Good At
Learn to Appreciate the Qualities That Remind You of Someone Else
Look for the Similarities Between You
Find Qualities to Admire in Them
Let Them Be Better Than You
Their Attitude Is as Important as Their Achievements
Keep Your Fears and Insecurities to Yourself
Mind Your Programming
Don't Try to Have a Perfect Child
Sibling Rules
Give Them Each Other
Recognize that Squabbling Is Healthy (Within Reason)
Teach Them to Fight Their Own Battles
Work as a Team
Let Them Entertain Each Other
Never Compare Children with Each Other
Different Children Need Different Rules
Don't Have a Favorite
Mix and Match
Find Each Child's Strengths
School Rules
Schooling Isn't the Same as Education
School Comes as a Package
Fight Your Child's Corner
Bullying Is Always Serious
Teach Them to Stand Up for Themselves
Put Up with Friends of Theirs You Don't Like
Remember You're Their Parent. Not Their Teacher
Don't Spoil Them
Let Up the Pressure
They Have to Live with Their Choices (and It's OK)
Teenage Rules
Don't Panic
Remember Newton's Third Law
Give Them a Voice
Don't Look Under the Mattress
Running Around after Them Doesn't Help Anybody
Don't Stand in Front of a Speeding Train
Yelling Isn't the Answer
Let Them Have the Last Word
Everything Comes with Strings
Show Some Respect for the Things They Care about
Adopt a Healthy Attitude to Sex
Crisis Rules
Don't Use Your Kids as Ammunition
Let Them Cope in Their Own Way
Being Younger Doesn't Necessarily Speed Everything Up
The Aftershock Can Last Forever
Tell Them What's Going On
Teach Them to Fail Successfully
it's Better to Agree Than to Be Right
All of Your Actions Speak Louder Than Any of Your Words
Make Sure They Know They're Priority No. 1
You Can't Fix Everything
Grown-up Rules
Back Off
Wait Until They Ask for Advice
Treat Them as Adults
Don't Try to Be Their Best Friend
Encourage Them Regardless
You Can't Choose Who Your Children Love
Leave the Strings Off
Don't Guilt-Trip Them
Remember They Still Need You
It's Not Your Fault
Once a Parent, Always a Parent