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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

The Misbehavior-To-Consequence Interval

By John Rosemond

November 24, 2015

The subject of today’s lesson is so-called experts who don’t know what they’re talking about.As the reader might have guessed, the so-called experts in question are known as parenting experts. Most people of this ilk have credentials in various fields of mental health. So do ... Read more »

Teenage Biology and Behavior

By John Rosemond

November 17, 2015

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl who was exhibiting a number of narcissistic and even sociopathic behaviors, including lying and the abuse of animals.The caller — ... Read more »

Biting in the Classroom

By John Rosemond

November 10, 2015

Q: My just-turned 3-year-old daughter has started biting other children in her preschool program. I put her in for three mornings a week thinking she could benefit from a group social experience, but it seems to be backfiring. She bites some other child — the same ... Read more »

Teaching Humility

By John Rosemond

November 3, 2015

In the 1960s as part of an overall, culture-wide paradigm shift, a sea-change took place concerning our collective understandings concerning the rearing of children. The two fundamental questions in that regard are and have always been: * What is the nature of a child? * What ... Read more »

It's the Little Things

By John Rosemond

October 27, 2015

It’s the little things that count — always. That’s true when it comes to being a citizen, an employee and a spouse. It’s also true of being a parent.In each case, the little things add up to a big thing — always. And the big thing is either going to benefit ... Read more »

Tantrums, Sippy Cups and Sleepovers

By John Rosemond

October 20, 2015

A collection of “shorties” — questions from parents that require less than 100-word answers:Q: Can you tell me why my 34-month-old daughter is throwing so many tantrums?A: She throws tantrums because you don’t obey her. After two years of being the center of attention, it’s ... Read more »

The Biggest Parenting Problem

By John Rosemond

October 13, 2015

Q: What is the biggest problem in American parenting?A: The marriage not lasting much past the birth of the first child. The two people, husband and wife, continue to live together but their marriage slowly fades away and is replaced by a virtually all-consuming focus ... Read more »

Humble Hearts Are Homegrown

By John Rosemond

October 6, 2015

A mother who attended a recent presentation during which I described the differences between high self-esteem and humility writes asking, “What should my husband and I be doing to help our children develop humble hearts?”Before I answer her question, I need to point out ... Read more »

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