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Sociability for Shy Child

Posted 5 days ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn’t enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and...

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Leaving Well Enough Alone

Posted 1 week ago

Copyright 2015 John K. Rosemond Today’s parents tend to worry about all manner of things that deserve not even second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I’ve been...

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Bedtime Fears

Posted 2 weeks ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: About six months ago, our four-year old daughter began complaining of being afraid to be alone at bedtime. Upon questioning, she told us she was...

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Alarming Trends

Posted 3 weeks ago

Copyright 2015 John K. Rosemond In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school...

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Anxiety in 13-year-old

Posted on 2/24/2015

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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3 Year Old Playing Instead of Sleeping

Posted 4 days ago

My little girl just turned three a month ago, and moved into a toddler bed. She loved it the first two weeks, and even put herself to bed early so that she could sleep in it as much as possible...

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Nearly 6 Year Old Back Talking

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My son (who will be 6 in May) is beginning to "back talk," mostly by calling me a "meanie" when I tell him something he doesn't like, (telling him to do a chore, time for homework, no snacks at...

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2.5 year old potty regression

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Our 2.5 year old started potty training shortly before her 2nd birthday in September and we finally reached a point about 3 months ago where we felt she was daytime potty trained. She's had no...

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7 year old stealing

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Recently my 7, almost 8, year old son has started stealing money from my husband and I. As a small child,3 and 4, he would play with money from his piggy bank and loose it, so we held on to...

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