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To quote Mrs Bradley, sleuth, psychotherapist and heroine of Gladys Mitchell’s golden age detective novels:
There are three golden rules for bringing up children – sadly nobody knows what they are
I’m pretty sure that nothing has changed, but there have certainly been plenty of ideas and theories put forward on parenting since the 1930’s. You can find the latest useful ideas at your library, including help for all sorts of individual situations
I’m pretty sure any devoted parent would be ferreting out as many useful tips as possible ( remembering Nigel Latta’s “teenagers are not right in the head” has certainly help me keep me in a rational frame of mind in a difficult moment) but in the end I can’t help feeling that Mrs Bradley is right – the most important thing to know is that you can’t be a perfect parent- and shouldn’t try to be.