Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents' questions on his website at www.rosemond.com.
Articles from John Rosemond
Video Games or Homework? No Contest.
February 2, 2016
You may not always be the most well-liked parent, but something’s gotta give. Read more »
What to Do With Your Little Devil
January 26, 2016
"The word possessed comes to mind." Read more »
Parenting: Keep It Simple, Stupid
January 19, 2016
It now appears that parenting should be added to religion and politics, as a “don’t talk about” subject. Read more »
A Daunting Impasse
January 12, 2016
The reality is that your son’s attitude toward you is not likely to improve until he’s old enough to understand that he’s being manipulated. Read more »
Bring the Child Down to Size
January 5, 2016
I ended a recent column by proposing that, “while their proper upbringing is a big deal, children themselves are not.”As anticipated, I received some complaints from folks who insist that children are definitely a big deal. Invariably, however, they go on to defend what is ... Read more »
December 29, 2015
Q: Our daughter died last year — long, sad story — leaving behind a 2-year-old boy. The father — not named on the birth certificate — is not and never has been a factor in the child’s life and gave us permission to adopt without ... Read more »
Childhood Fun or Something Salacious?
December 24, 2015
Q: My 7-year-old recently had his 9-year-old friend over to spend the night. At their request, I let them take a bubble bath together. I supervised, of course. They had fun squirting one another with water pistols, throwing bubbles at one another, and pretending to ... Read more »
December 15, 2015
According to Wikipedia, a meme is "an idea…that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme is analogous to a mental virus, although not necessarily bad, that catches on relatively quickly and usually with significant influence on popular behavior.Most memes are unspoken and subconscious. The concept was popularized ... Read more »