The 10 Commandments Of Parenting

Read them. Study them. Honor them… as much as possible.

1. Thou shall understand (and pray) that this is just a phase, and it too shall pass.

2. Thou shall comfort other well-behaved children while dealing with the other ill-mannered (but lovable) children.

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3. Thou shall accept that thou will maketh mistakes too.

4. Thou shall provide loving care even when it becometh clear that the child is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

5. Thou shall instill fear as a character-building exercise.

6. Thou shall be mindful of the fact that teenagers on the internet are the absolute worst.

7. Thou shall never underestimate the stealthy and sneaky nature of the children.

8. Thou shall try thine hardest not to laugh when they endure minor injuries.

9. Thou shall not put up with the much-too-frequent eye roll…

10. …and thou shall also remember shade can be thrown right back at them.

Thou shall study from the masters by watching Preachers’ Daughters, returning March 5 on Lifetime.

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