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Anxiety in 13-year-old

Posted 6 days ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: My 13-year-old son has developed overwhelming anxiety about going to school. This began a year ago, but has gotten steadily worse since then. At this...

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Not All Outcomes Are Equal

Posted 1 week ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Equality under the law is a uniquely American principle, one that no freedom-loving person would oppose, but the manner in which said principle is...

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The Vaccination Debate

Posted 2 weeks ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox, and shingles and have had...

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Teens Want Later Curfews

Posted 3 weeks ago

Copyright 2015 John K. Rosemond Q: My twin boys just turned 13 and are demanding—that is the right word—later curfews. They tell us that their curfew, which is 8:30 on nights when there...

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Following Up on JPN

Posted on 1/27/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of “just...

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Newly Academic Nature of Most Preschools

Posted on 11/25/2014

Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Carter (www.ourchildishways.com), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to...

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3 year old Picky Eater

Posted 6 days ago

My 3 1/2 year old refuses to eat anything healthy. He doesn't eat vegetables. The only fruit he'll consume are applesauce pouches. His only meat is chicken nuggets. Basically if it tastes sweet...

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Negative 8 year old

Posted 5 days ago

My 8 year old daughter frequently complains and whines. She is not disobedient. For example, if she is told to clean her room, she will complain loudly and bitterly and create a lot of drama, but...

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13 yo Garden Kick Worked!

Posted 1 week ago

Update: In June I took a big step of faith, took the advice of Mr. Rosemond and kicked my 13 year old daughter out of her room. Wow! Wasn’t that a liberating feeling…It took her a little over 4...

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8 yr old is tired and won't follow directions

Posted 1 week ago

My 8 year old has begun losing his mind. Normally a happy, smart rule follower, 3rd grade seems to be making him anxious and exhausted. Behavior & performance at school is great. But at home he...

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Internet Safety

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Hi I have a girl 11 and a boy 8 and i am trying very hard to keep them safe online. At home we have a parental block and they are not allowed on the net without myself or mum being...

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Teen does her chores but not very well

Posted 1 week ago

What should we do about chores that are not completed satisfactorily by a capable teen? It's not intentional but more carelessness. We've tried just calling her back each time to wash the pot left...

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