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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

How to Handle Shy Children

By John Rosemond

March 25, 2015

Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn’t enjoy the social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone.   Read more »

Fight or Flight: A Teenage Response

By John Rosemond

March 3, 2015

In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived ... Read more »

Tweens, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks

By John Rosemond

February 24, 2015

Q: My 13-year-old son has developed overwhelming anxiety about going to school. This began a year ago, but has gotten steadily worse since then. At this point, he fights me every morning about going to school, and even if I can persuade him to get ... Read more »

Child Custody — Not an Issue of Fairness

By John Rosemond

February 17, 2015

Equality under the law is a uniquely American principle, one that no freedom-loving person would oppose, but the manner in which said principle is currently applied to the issue of child custody treats children as property, like pieces of furniture or bank accounts, rather than ... Read more »

The Vaccination Controversy

By John Rosemond

February 12, 2015

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox, and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they ... Read more »

Curfew and Cool Parents

By John Rosemond

February 3, 2015

Q: My twin boys just turned 13 and are demanding — that is the right word — later curfews. They tell us that their curfew, which is 8:30 on nights when there is no school the next day, is “pitiful.” We live in an area ... Read more »

You-Ought-to-Be-Ashamed-of-Yourself Therapy

By John Rosemond

January 27, 2015

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of “just plain nuts” was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem ... Read more »

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 »

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