The Rules of Parenting
by Richard Templar continues his "Rules of" series of personal and professional advice books, free courtesy of publisher FT Press.
Currently free @ Amazon
(available to Canadians). Will probably show up at B&N and drop later for the UK; for some reason Amazon UK has been lagging in freebie-izing the FT Press stuff by a day or two in recent weeks.
There are lots of wrong ways to bring up your kids, but there are lots of right ones, too. There's no list of instructions you have to follow to the letter if you don't want your child to end up a loser.
The Rules of Parenting presents the principles to follow which you can adapt to suit you and your children. Beginning with the first rule "Relax" and continuing through 100 rules, this book presents a guide to everything a parent needs to know from toddling, school, boyfriends or girlfriends, through driving lessons and college.
The book begins with a section that covers the most important rules, The Rules for Staying Sane. The rest of the sections cover the some of the big questions of parenting, including the Attitude Rules, the Discipline Rules, the Sibling Rules, the School Rules, the Teenage Rules, the Crisis Rules, all the way up to the Grown-up Rules.