Table of contents for The rules of parenting / Richard Templar.

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	Introduction xii
	Rules for Staying Sane 1
 1.	Relax 4
 2.	No one is perfect 6
 3.	Know what you're good at 8
 4.	Almost any rule can be broken occasionally 10
 5.	Don't try to do everything 12
 6.	You don't have to follow every piece of adviceyou get (including this one) 14
 7.	It's normal to want to escape 16
 8.	You're allowed to hide from your kids 18
 9.	Parents are people too 20
 10.	Don't ignore your relationship with your partner 22
	Attitude Rules 25
 11.	Love is not enough 28
 12.	Every recipe needs different ingredients 30
 13.	Look pleased to see them 32
 14.	Treat your child with respect 34
 15.	Enjoy their company 36
 16.	Being tidy isn't as important as you think 38
#### 17.	Good parenting is calculated risk taking 40
 18.	Keep your worries to yourself 42
 19.	See things from their point of view 44
 20.	Parenting is not a competitive sport 46
	Everyday Rules 49
 21.	Let them get on with it 52
 22.	Teach them to think for themselves 54
 23.	Use praise wisely 56
 24.	Know the value of boundaries 58
 25.	Bribery doesn't have to be bad 60
 26.	Moods are catching 62
 27.	You're setting their eating patterns for life 64
 28.	Communicate 66
 29.	Set clear targets 68
 30.	Don't be a nag 70
	Discipline Rules 73
 31.	Present a united front 76
 32.	Carrots beat sticks 78
 33.	Be consistent 80
 34.	Lighten up 82
 35.	Focus on the problem, not the person 84
 36.	Don't paint yourself into a corner 86
 37.	If you lose your temper, you're the loser 88
 38.	Apologise if you get it wrong 90
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 39.	Let them back in 92
 40.	The right of expression 94
	Personality Rules 97
 41.	Find what incentives work for your child 100
 42.	Every child should have something they knowthey're good at 102
 43.	Learn to appreciate the qualities that remind you of someone else 104
 44.	Look for the similarities between you 106
 45.	Find qualities to admire in them 108
 46.	Let them be better than you 110
 47.	Their attitude is as important as their achievements 112
 48.	Keep your fears and insecurities to yourself 114
 49.	Mind your programming 116
 50.	Don't try to have a perfect child 118
	Sibling Rules 121
 51.	Give them each other 124
 52.	Recognise that squabbling is healthy (within reason) 126
 53.	Teach them to sort out their own arguments 128
 54.	Work as a team 130
 55.	Let them entertain each other 132
 56.	Never compare children with each other 134
 57.	Different children need different rules 136
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 58.	Don't have a favourite 138
 59.	Mix and match 140
 60.	Find each child's strengths 142
	School Rules 145
 61.	Schooling isn't the same as education 148
 62.	School comes as a package 150
 63.	Fight your child's corner 152
 64.	Bullying is always serious 154
 65.	Teach them to stand up for themselves 156
 66.	Put up with friends of theirs you don't like 158
 67.	Remember you're their parent, not their teacher 160
 68.	Don't mollycoddle them 162
 69.	Let up the pressure 164
 70.	They have to live with their choices (and it's OK) 166
	Teenage Rules	 169
 71.	Don't panic 172
 72.	Remember Newton's Third Law 174
 73.	Give them a voice 176
 74.	Don't look under the mattress 178
 75.	Running round after them doesn't help anybody 180
 76.	Don't stand in front of a speeding train 182
 77.	Yelling isn't the answer 184
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 78.	Everything comes with strings 186
 79.	Show some respect for the things they care about 188
 80.	Adopt a healthy attitude to sex 190
	Crisis Rules 193
 81.	Don't use your kids as ammunition 196
 82.	Let them to cope in their own way 198
 83.	Being younger doesn't necessarily speed everything up 200
 84.	The aftershock can last forever 202
 85.	Tell them what's going on 204
 86.	Teach them to fail successfully 206
 87.	It's better to agree than to be right 208
 88.	All of your actions speak louder than any of your words 210
 89.	Make sure they know they're priority no. 1 212
 90.	You can't fix everything 214
	Grown-up Rules 217
 91.	Back off 220
 92.	Wait until they ask for advice 222
 93.	Treat them as adults 224
 94.	Don't try to be their best friend 226
 95.	Encourage them regardless 228
 96.	Leave the strings off 230
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 97.	Don't guilt-trip them 232
 98.	Remember they still need you 234
 99.	It's not your fault 236
100.	Once a parent, always a parent 238

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Parenting.