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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 69

School comes as a package

There’s no such thing as a perfect school. Your kids’ school has several hundred, even thousand, parents, and there’s no way they will all agree with everything the school does. If every policy had to be agreed by a unanimous decision of all parents, they’d never even be able to agree what time to start in the mornings.

So of course you’re going to disagree with things. The amount of homework the school gives them, the severity – or lack of it – of the punishments, the stupid uniform they have to wear, the fact that they make them play football even if they hate it, the fact their assemblies are secular, the fact their assemblies aren’t secular, making pupils learn Spanish instead of German, forcing them to ...

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