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John Rosemond

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Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents' questions on his website at

Articles from John Rosemond

Dealing with Terrible Tantrums

By John Rosemond

January 20, 2015

Q: How do you stop tantrums in a 3-year-old? My daughter never went through the “terrible twos,” but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday. This coincided with the birth of a sibling, a boy, but she’s very affectionate and helpful toward him ... Read more »

Resigning from the Good Mommy Club

By John Rosemond

January 13, 2015

Proposed: The primary reason so many of today’s mothers are so very stressed by child rearing — something their grandmothers, for the most part, approached fairly nonchalantly — is because they do something their grandmothers did not do: they read parenting columns, magazines, and books. Read more »

Just Plain Nuts

By John Rosemond

January 6, 2015

A reader writes that her friends “recently spent around $300 on their daughter’s birthday party — her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should ... Read more »

Teaching Children Happiness

By John Rosemond

December 30, 2014

Who are the happier campers in a workplace setting: the employees who A. obey the rules, follow the procedures and voice any complaints respectfully such that the entire workplace is not disrupted, or B. disobey the rules at every possible opportunity, deliberately fail to follow ... Read more »

Misbehaving and the 'Ticket System'

By John Rosemond

December 16, 2014

Q: I’ve been trying for two months with little to no success to get your “ticket” system to work on my 4-year-old daughter. The target behaviors are ignoring me when I tell her to do something and blatantly refusing to do what I tell her ... Read more »

The Over-Nurturing Mother Culture

By John Rosemond

December 9, 2014

Q: My buddy’s wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We’re talking about a very capable kid who has no “issues” at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son’s school ... Read more »

Parenting is Simple

By John Rosemond

December 2, 2014

Despite the conclusion one might reach after reading the latest issue of any popular parenting magazine, the job of parent is actually quite simple; so simple that I can describe the entire ball of wax in less than 15 column inches.First, a parent’s responsibilities ... Read more »

Children, Religion, and Politics

By John Rosemond

November 18, 2014

From the I’m Sorry to Have to Tell You Department:Parents who say they want to raise kids who “think for themselves” are not being exactly truthful. It’s a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let’s face it folks, you want ... Read more »

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