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12 Laws Of Good Parenting

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12 laws of good parentingThere are many measuring sticks we use to see how well we’re doing at this impossible game of parenting. There is no scoreboard, there is no game clock, there are only arbitrary milestones.

First to roll over, first to walk, first to talk. First to read, first to write, first to spell.

We use these artificial markers as a way to see if our kids are keeping up and as a way to see if we’re doing all we can do to help our kids succeed.

None of that stuff is ‘really’ important. It’s just an imaginary measuring stick we use to keep score in our heads because, for some random reason, we think parenting is a competitive sport.  It’s not. It doesn’t really matter if your kid passes swimming this session or next session, it just matters that you’re making the effort to get him out there and trying.

So toss out the parent vs parent scorecard, and see how you do measured up against these 12 Laws Of Good Parenting:

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12 Laws Of Good Parenting

Books Should Have Torn Pages

If you read them, they will tear. Reading is good, therefore so are torn pages.
Image via Buzz Bishop.

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DadCAMP is Buzz Bishop, a dad, broadcaster, writer, and runner from Calgary, Alberta. When not working the mic on XL103, or wrangling his two boys, he's always training for another Team Diabetes marathon somewhere in the world. Read bio and latest posts → Read Buzz's latest posts →

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  1. Barbara Maccri says:

    I agree with most of this… but even if you read books all the time they do not have to get ripped. Even if you play with puzzles and games all the time they do not have to loose the pieces. I have some games from my childhood – that were played with – that still have all the pieces and we play with them still.

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