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Preventing child deaths

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1083

Parent's Ten Commandments

1.  Feed, shelter, and clothe your child.
2.  Protect your child from the world.
3.  Protect your child from yourself.
4.  Protect your child from your spouse.
5.  Protect your child from your marriage.
6.  Protect your child from himself.
7.  Study and understand your child.
8.  Help your child to accept and respect himself.
9.  Teach your child to think.
10.  Teach your child to parent himself.

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20 May 2008
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA