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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 109

Once a parent, always a parent

Well, we’ve come to the end. A hundred and nine Rules. And the last Rule is that actually you never come to the end. As a Rules parent you’ll have forged the most incredible relationship with a wonderful person. A relationship that is unlike any other, and that will bring both of you delight and comfort for the rest of your lives. This is the pay-off, after all those years of hard work, stinky nappies, squabbles, mess, teenage rows, sleepless nights and all the rest of it. And I promise you, it will be more than worth the effort.

You’ll suddenly find you have grown-up kids who want to spend time with you, who enjoy your company, and who want to hear your opinion. They still secretly want your approval, ...

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