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Parenting Styles

By Expatmum @tonihargis
Micheloui over at The American Resident is pondering various parenting styles. Go on, take a look, it's really interesting.
I started to think about how I parent, and have to admit that I'm not armed with a plan or a style. You just have to make it up as you go along don't you, perhaps peeking into an owner's manual once in a while.
It's especially poignant at the moment as the Queenager has finished school for ever (sob) and is embarking on the next phase of her life. The world's most expensive university College life. Although I worry about her losing door keys, cell phones and other expensive stuff, she's ready to go and definitely looking forward to it. Her school does a great job of developing independent thinkers and learners, and having them make a lot of decisions for themselves. She isn't daunted by the "big wide world" at all.
And perhaps the greatest compliment I (sort of) received last week was a teacher who wrote "Never Change" on the Queenager's final report.
Excuse me while my heart swells!

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