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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

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 »

Independent Study?

By John Rosemond

September 10, 2014

Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don’t want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with ... Read more »

A Good Night's Sleep

By John Rosemond

September 3, 2014

It’s a fact that a good night’s sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America’s teens, generally speaking, don’t get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.            ... Read more »

Too Big For Their Britches

By John Rosemond

August 26, 2014

As the old parenting point of view fell out of fashion beginning in the late 1960s, the vernacular that accompanied it all but completely disappeared. Today’s parents don’t say to their children the sorts of things parents said to children in the 1950s and before, ... Read more »

Touching: Curiosity or Sexualization

By John Rosemond

August 19, 2014

Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to “touch” her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson’s parents read ... Read more »

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