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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 21

Keep your worries to yourself

If your children are ever going to take risks, you’re bound to worry. It goes with the territory. You’ll worry when they climb trees, you’ll worry when they learn to drive, you’ll worry when they go off on holiday without you. In fact, even if you never take any risks, you’ll still worry. You’ll worry when they are out of your sight for the first time, you’ll worry when they start school, you’ll worry when they go for their first sleepover, you’ll worry when their cheeks are flushed and their temperature won’t come down, you’ll worry when they have exams.

What you have to remember is that you’re not the only one. Your kids worry about all these things too. Your little one may be terrified of starting school, ...

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