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John Rosemond

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Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents' questions on his website at www.rosemond.com.


Articles from John Rosemond

Is Homeschooling the Answer?

By John Rosemond

July 28, 2015

 With increasing frequency over the past ten years or so, parents have asked me various questions about homeschooling, all pretty much boiling down to “Should I homeschool my child?”First, I am a proponent of homeschooling. (Full disclosure: I am on the board of parentalrights.org, ... Read more »

Science Does Not Diagnose ADHD

By John Rosemond

July 21, 2015

Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade teacher was convinced he had ADHD. At a meeting with the principal, school psychologist, school social worker, and the head ... Read more »

Dinner Difficulty

By John Rosemond

July 14, 2015

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says she doesn’t like it. This has been going on for over a year. I’ve taken favorite things away from her, sent ... Read more »

Using Major Consequences for Major Problems

By John Rosemond

July 7, 2015

One of the most common of complaints from today’s parents is “we’ve tried everything.” They refer, of course, to having tried numerous approaches to various long-standing behavior problems, all with no success. In many cases, the problems in question have worsened, as if they have ... Read more »

Nicotine and Teens

By John Rosemond

June 30, 2015

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he’s been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with ... Read more »

Toddlers and Toys

By John Rosemond

June 23, 2015

Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother’s face, poking and touching him. How can I help her with her jealousy?A: Unless there’s more going on here than you’re telling me, you’re not describing jealousy; you’re describing natural curiosity and rather ... Read more »

Nipping Temper Tantrums in the Bud

By John Rosemond

June 15, 2015

Q: Our 8-year-old daughter tries to manipulate us and her siblings (she is the youngest of three) with emotional outbursts and whining when things don’t go her way. She is mostly a delightful, cheerful child but this bothersome cycle flares up at least every other day. Read more »

The Power of 'Because I said so'

By John Rosemond

June 9, 2015

Two months ago, I conducted a two-day small-group “parent retreat” during which I talked about, among other things, the legitimacy and power of “because I said so.” One of my missions is to promote the restoration of the attitude that accompanies the calm, straightforward (the ... Read more »

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