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Stay Dispassionate yet Approachable During Teen's Experimentation With Vaping

Posted yesterday

Q: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the "cool"...

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How to Deal With Teen's Marijuana Use

Posted 1 week ago

Q: We recently discovered that our 16-year-old son has been smoking marijuana on a regular basis. At first, we intended to begin using an over-the-counter drug test but then learned that teens...

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Use Practical, Not Psychological, Approach to Childrearing

Posted 2 weeks ago

One of the biggest problems among today’s parents—especially mothers—concerns their tendency to think in psychological terms about their children’s behavior problems. Mothers are more prone to...

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In a Family, Parents' Relationship Comes First

Posted 3 weeks ago

I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, “Who are the most important people in your family?” Like all good moms and dads of this brave new...

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Comfort, Not Counseling, Is the Treatment for Nightmares

Posted 4 weeks ago

Q: Our 5-year-old has suddenly started waking up with nightmares. He's not able to describe them with any clarity, however, so we don't know what the content of them is. The most he's able to...

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Three-Year-Old Has "Trouble" Falling Asleep

Posted 1 week ago

When my now 3-year old son was sleeping in the crib, I'd sleep with him on his twin bed at nap time. Once we got rid of the crib (after he started jumping out), he expected - and still does - us...

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Sibling Conflict

Posted 2 weeks ago

In regards to siblings and tattling. Do you have any ideas other than the "if nobody is hurt no tattling" rule.

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How to Handle Frequent, Unnecessary Calls From the Nurse's Office

Posted 4 weeks ago

My 6 year old daughter frequently calls me from the nurses office/clinic from her school saying she does not feel well and needs to come home. I spoke to the nurse and told her unless my daughter...

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One Little Monkey on the Bed

Posted on 12/18/2016

Hello... We have two daughters...one turned two in September and our youngest will be one in February...within the past couple of days, our two year old has stopped listening to us.. After telling...

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How to Deal with Relatives Who Give Too Many Toys

Posted on 12/6/2016

I recently read your new book, "John Rosemond's New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children," and was extremely impressed by your argument in favor of children having very few toys. My...

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