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John Rosemond

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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 »

Parental Involvement — Holding Children Back?

By John Rosemond

November 12, 2014

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation (independent living, paying one’s own bills) was 21? Why do significant numbers of college professors and even employers complain about parents of young adult ... Read more »

Argument Disorder?

By John Rosemond

November 6, 2014

Is there such a thing? Read more »

Corporal Punishment: Wrong or Right

By John Rosemond

October 29, 2014

It’s time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I’ve been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly true.The problem is that in today’s anti-intellectual environment, ... Read more »

Discipline: Public vs. Private

By John Rosemond

October 15, 2014

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher’s best efforts, the child’s behavior is no better. She is defiant, aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of ... Read more »

Intimidated by Peers

By John Rosemond

October 7, 2014

Q: My 7-year-old son does well in school and sports and has a good number of friends. However, he often allows himself to be intimidated by other boys. He is a rule-follower and is more worried about getting in trouble than defending himself. I worry ... Read more »

The Teenage Brain

By John Rosemond

September 30, 2014

I’ve spoken at several conferences in the last year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called “teenage brain” are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with ... Read more »

Potty Bells and Adoption Ages

By John Rosemond

September 16, 2014

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we’re at home. We use a “potty bell” and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we’re away from home, however, he seems clueless. He pees in his car seat about 5 minutes into ... Read more »

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