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Adults, Especially Moms: Keep It Interesting!

Posted 2 days ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond My mother was a most unusual woman for her generation. She divorced my father when I was three, went to college and eventually obtained a Ph.D. in...

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Adoption Advice

Posted 1 week ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us? ...

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Make Chores a Priority

Posted 3 weeks ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond A major US newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention...

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Perhaps There is Still Hope!

Posted 1 month ago

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond A list of some of the more memorable elements of pre-1960s parenting is in constant circulation on the Internet and is especially popular with...

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Use Proper Authority with Teens

Posted on 4/21/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our son is going to be 13 next year and we’re trying to be proactive about the coming storm. He’s been a good kid and relatively easy to raise to...

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Grandma Needs Advice

Posted on 12/31/1969

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: My husband and I need your advice. We are parents to one adult daughter who has three children ages 10, 7, and 4. They live about three hours away...

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When a pet dies

Posted 2 days ago

A family dog needs to be euthanized. What do suggest as a healthy way to inform a 6 year old.

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23 mo day 2 potty training

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I'm on day 2 of your method with my 23 month old son. He is my second child and we successfully potty trained my older son at this age, also using your method. My son seemed to be catching on...

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2.5 year old needs to sleep in own bed

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When our now 2 1/2 yr old daughter was a baby, our lactation consultant recommended keeping her in our bed to minimize nighttime waking, with the idea that eventually she would spontaneously wean...

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At what age can a child be expected to handle all of her own school stuff? Our oldest starts 1st grade this fall. Can I wake her up (once!) in the morning with plenty of time to spare, and from...

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