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"A realistic book that recognises the challenges all parents face and lays out  a number of strategies to help you raise happy healthy children."

Derby Evening Telegraph

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

107 bite-size, easy-to-use rules for becoming a happier and more successful parent from Richard Templar.


Some parents make it all look easy.
They always seem to know the right things to do and say, however tricky the situation.
They have a seemingly instinctive ability to raise happy, confident, well-balanced children.

Is there something they know that we don’t?
Is it something that we could learn?
The answer is a resounding yes.
They know The Rules of parenting.


Here they are, including brand-new rules to take you further, faster:
The Rules of Parenting are the golden principles and behaviors that will guide you smoothly through the challenges of raising children. They will help your children to handle themselves well, enjoy life, respect others, be decent and thoughtful, and to stand up for what they believe in. You’ll get more out of being a parent, and they’ll become all they can be.
The Rules of Parenting puts everything in perspective—you in control and your children on the path to becoming successful, independent adults.
There’s no job more important than being a parent.
How good could you be?

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013713259X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137132591
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,323,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Richard Templar is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide towards success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Juls on May 7, 2011
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This book and others by this author are quick and easy reads. Each page is includes a new rule, which are important reminders of what's important when raising children. I liked the other books in this series the author wrote regarding, money, life and work.. Very similar to the don't sweat the small stuff series. Filled with daily tidbits to keep you on track living a positive fulfilling life. Did not regret this buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By alonar on December 13, 2011
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nice, easy reading, made me laugh
( reminds me "for dummies" series)
good as a coffee-table book, not stupid, funny in places and quite far from being a tutorial
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David on September 25, 2008
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This book is quite good. Two things that struck me as right-on-the-money were the comments that it's okay to hide from your kids sometimes and that you should not try to be your kids' best friend. The only thing that bothers me about this book is that it often comments, "now since you're a 'rules' parent you know better than...". Other than that it's great. Makes you feel human rather than requiring you to be superhuman.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kailani on November 5, 2008
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I had the opportunity to review this book and although I didn't agree with everything in it, I found it to be entertaining and a great read. There were a lot of helpful advice that really made me sit down and think about the way I'm raising my girls. I need to try to remember that my girls are just kids and kids make noise and messes. I need to remember to let them just be kids sometimes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 6, 2008
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Parenting - is it a natural instinct or is it learned? "The Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code for Raising Happy, Confident Children" is a guide to help those instincts or naturally gained knowledge along, promoting 100 easy to follow rules for parents to make their kids happy, the most instinctual desire of all parents. It also promotes the fact that rules, at times, are meant to be broken and that parenting is not a science, but an art. "The Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code for Raising Happy, Confident Children" is a top pick for any parent not a hundred percent sure of their abilities and for community library parenting collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David John on April 7, 2013
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I love this book. I love that it starts with rules for staying sane. This book has a 100 different rules subdivided 10 times. Very well organized. Some of the rules I love are you can hide from your kids and do not try to have the perfect child. There is another great book on how to talk to your kids here, [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MIKE ALONSO on June 4, 2012
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Richard Templar does it again with his classic approach to advisory writing.
Raising kids in this day and age of modern technology , and where time has become a luxury, has made parenting a worthy challenge.

He reminds us on what should be our core values as parents and brings us back to basics in an easy , leisurely read.

At the end of the day, we are taught that what matters most is the relationships we build and nurture with our children who will be our best legacy in this world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KellyS on June 4, 2012
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This was very quick and easy to download. Nice quick book to read before bed, waiting on a appointment etc where you can read bits of advice to keep you grounded when you feel like you are doing things wrong as a parent!!! Put things back on track when you need that little lift once in a while.
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