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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 78

Don’t panic

Teenagers. I’ve been there. And it’s a scary place. Suddenly your adorably cute little child has turned into someone you don’t recognise. At best they’re sullen and uncommunicative, at worst they’re a monster out of hell.

So the first Rule is: don’t panic. It’s supposed to be like this. You’re not the only parent to go through this – most of us do. A few get off lightly, but if you have more than one child, it’s almost unheard of to get them all through their teens painlessly. And it’s probably not even healthy.

Do you remember your child going through the terrible twos? Well, now they’re back – and this time they’re much bigger and much scarier. The terrible twos are about your toddler realising that they’re not an extension ...

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