The Rights of Parents

1. The right to be yourself with your strengths and weaknesses.

2. The right to be spontaneous.

3. The right to know where the kids are going, with whom they will be

and when they will be home.

4. The right to enjoy the children; baby the babies and let the kids be kids.

5. The right to set limits for the good of everyone.

6. The right to break promises when necessary.

7. The right to change your mind.

8. The right to be wrong.

9. The right to privacy.

10. The right to ask for help without being criticized.

11. The right to have fun with your children.

12. The right to be treated with dignity and respect.

13. The right to have cooperation.

14. The right to change the rules when necessary.

15. The right to have time for your adult relationships.

16. The right to respect for your property.

17. The right to friendships.

18. The right to have a life apart from your children's.

STRESS AND YOUR CHILD: A PARENTS GUIDE TO SYMPTOMS, STRATEGIES AND BENEFITS

BY RUTH ARENT, MSW