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50 Rules is not just something kids should be required to read, but something every new parent could benefit from. While being part of the Baby Boom Generation, I was raised with these rules but somehow my generation wanted to do things differently than their parents. We were going to coddle our children, we were going to treasure them to make up for what we felt was neglect on our parents parts (we couldn't see that our parents were busy making a living).
Now, a generation of children are growing up to a world that not only won't coddle them, but will be determined to knock them down a few notches just for sport. The kids will never know what hit them. After a life time of trophies just for showing up, bad attitude or not, and now they're thrown into a world of uncaring adults who came up the hard way and have no sympathy for little Johnny or Jennifer's 'feelings'.
Bravo for Charles Sykes for spelling it out so clearly for kids new to the world of hard knocks. If young people understand these simple rules they can know what they're up against and have a successful life if they choose to.
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