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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 64

Different children need different rules

Broadly speaking, I don’t consider this book controversial. That’s not my aim – I’m just trying to flag up some key principles, most of which are common sense but that are easier to follow once they’ve been put into words, and which maybe you hadn’t consciously thought about too much before. As I said at the beginning of the book – it’s not a revelation. It’s a reminder. But I suspect that if anyone wants to argue with me, this is the Rule they’d pick to dispute. It appears to contradict Rules 31, 40, 61 and probably several others we haven’t got to yet. But it only appears to.

Rule 13 was about adapting your expectations of your children to the reality of their individual character. This Rule ...

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