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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

No 'Night Training'

By John Rosemond

July 22, 2014

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is ... Read more »

Psychological Stress in Siblings

By John Rosemond

July 15, 2014

Q: Since our daughter, now 2 years old, was born we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born and we moved into our own home. Almost immediately, ... Read more »

Five-Year-Old Sass

By John Rosemond

July 8, 2014

Q: The "sassiness" that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter. She will say things to me that I actually find myself tongue-tied on how or what to say to correct her. Sometimes, she ... Read more »

Head-banging Temper Tantrums

By John Rosemond

July 1, 2014

Q: When he throws a tantrum, which happens several times a day, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. Worried that he may hurt himself, I pick him up and comfort him. I know that reinforces head-banging, but I ... Read more »

All Things Must Pass

By John Rosemond

June 24, 2014

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told (we’re using your “potty bell” and it’s working extremely well) and produces every time. As a result, she’s having very few if any wee incidents.  However, we still have to catch ... Read more »

Liar, Liar

By John Rosemond

June 17, 2014

Q: We are very concerned about our 8-year-old grandson’s lying. He always pleads innocence and wonders plaintively why no one ever believes him. When someone confronts him with some misdeed they saw him do (example: poking holes in the back door screen), he merely shrugs ... Read more »

Trouble with Toilet Training

By John Rosemond

June 10, 2014

Q: We began toilet training our daughter when she was 21 months old. Within 10 days, she was consistently using the toilet for Number One. She now wears underwear 24/7 because she doesn’t even wet her bed. The problem is that she’s now 23 months ... Read more »

Push Them to Solve the Problem

By John Rosemond

June 6, 2014

I recently asked a group of 50 teachers: “Raise your hand if you agree that when a child comes to an adult asking for help with an academic problem, the adult should help.”Fifty hands went up.So then I asked, “Now raise your hand ... Read more »

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