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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

Misbehaving and the 'Ticket System'

By John Rosemond

December 16, 2014

Q: I’ve been trying for two months with little to no success to get your “ticket” system to work on my 4-year-old daughter. The target behaviors are ignoring me when I tell her to do something and blatantly refusing to do what I tell her ... Read more »

The Over-Nurturing Mother Culture

By John Rosemond

December 9, 2014

Q: My buddy’s wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We’re talking about a very capable kid who has no “issues” at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son’s school ... Read more »

Parenting is Simple

By John Rosemond

December 2, 2014

Despite the conclusion one might reach after reading the latest issue of any popular parenting magazine, the job of parent is actually quite simple; so simple that I can describe the entire ball of wax in less than 15 column inches.First, a parent’s responsibilities ... Read more »

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 »

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