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The Rules of Parenting, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULES FOR STAYING SANE

This book is divided into ten sections, and I’m starting with Rules for staying sane. After all, if you can’t manage that, the other 98 Rules are going to be rather pointless.

If you’re a very new parent – or about to become a parent for the first time – I don’t want to alarm you by giving the impression that keeping madness at bay is the main occupation for parents, and that you’ll be spending the next 18 years balancing on the edge of insanity. Not at all. It will only be moments of insanity you need to watch out for. There will be times when the moments are blissfully few and far between. But trust me when I say we all have these moments. ...

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