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John's Most Recent Articles

Adopted Son Wants to Live With Biological Mother

Posted 5 days ago

Q: Our 14-year-old son, who was adopted by open adoption, now wants to go live with his birth-mother. She was completely out of the picture until a couple of years ago when she suddenly showed...

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Teaching Children Manners

Posted 6 days ago

Teachers with 30 years or more experience say that today's child is, in general, much less respectful and much less mannerly than the typical child of a generation ago. Unfortunately, unless...

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Remove the Smart Phone, Regain the Child

Posted 2 weeks ago

As regular readers of this column already know, I am completely, one hundred percent opposed to children, including teenagers still living at home, being in possession of smart phones. No parent...

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When Good Kids Go Bad

Posted 2 weeks ago

I'll never forget the morning of July 5 several years ago. A police car was parked outside my neighbor's house, and the crackling radio sounds pierced the quiet air. Someone, my neighbor said, had...

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How Much Homework Is Enough?

Posted on 1/26/2017

One of the most unfortunate things that the never-ending rollout of "education reform" has spawned is an overemphasis on <i>quantity</i> where homework is concerned. The following letter, sent to...

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Manners More Important Than Resentful Child

Posted on 1/25/2017

“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” So said 17th Century French mathematician and philosopher...

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Parenting 101

Posted on 1/9/2017

<i><b>Welcome to Parenting 101. Upon passing this course, you will have acquired what it takes to raise children who are mannerly, self-disciplined and do their best in school. As you will see,...

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Use Practical, Not Psychological, Approach to Childrearing

Posted on 1/3/2017

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 on 12/28/2016

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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Accommodate Dietary Choices During the Holidays?

Posted on 12/14/2016

Q: My husband and I are looking forward to hosting our children and grandchildren over the Holidays—or were. We were recently informed that our 30-something daughter and two of her children...

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Recent Questions

How Much Time Away From Home?

Posted 1 week ago

I asked this earlier and got a great response but wanted to ask a different way....how much time is too much time away from home? Is one day a week, three times a week? What would be the...

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Error: No Chart

Posted on 1/25/2017

Hi! Where is the chart for timeout mentioned in the Ticket article? "3. (Optional) A time-out of five to fifteen minutes can also be enforced (see chart...

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Get Rid of All the Psychiatrists?

Posted on 1/23/2017

John, I listen to your radio shows and believe every word you speak. Is there a possibly your show can include actions we citizens can take to eradicate psychiatry and psychology from American...

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Setting up the garden in your home.

Posted on 1/22/2017

Hi my question is regarding the kicking out of the garden . If the child's room is stripped of all but what is needed, all toys are taken away as well as tv and any activities outside of the...

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How to Hire a Parent Coach

Posted on 1/20/2017

Hi, My wife and I are thinking of hiring a coach. Is there a place on the website that shows all the coaches or do we simply just fill out the form and wait for someone to contact us?...

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Sibling Conflict

Posted on 1/5/2017

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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Tackling Minor Issues

Posted on 12/31/2016

My wife and I are discussing smaller issues in our household that we want to train our children in. Examples of these issues are leaving lights on when leaving a room, shutting door during rest...

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Kudos on Advice

Posted on 12/9/2016

No question just a heartfelt thank you. My daughter is about three weeks into her new school and I can't believe what a difference it has made. There was hardly any kicking and screaming, just...

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Is the Boy Autistic?

Posted on 12/7/2016

My son's teacher is concerned about him being autistic. She says he is having trouble staying focused in class, stares into space and sits quietly laughing to himself and talks to himself. Is this...

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Boarding school?

Posted on 11/14/2016

Dear John, What are your opinions about sending a boy to boarding school for high school? When is it a good idea and when is it not? What are the circumstances within the boy and within the...

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Audio

Setting The Gate

Posted on 5/16/2014

Boundaries establish leadership.

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Seasons of Parenting Audio File

Posted on 1/1/2014

John Rosemond discusses the Seasons of Parenting that parents encounter and how your job as a parent changes throughout your child's life. Of course, John's typical common-sense and humourous...

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Parenting According to Grandma Audio File

Posted on 1/1/2014

You’ll enjoy a first-hand feel for John’s relaxed and humorous speaking style, plus you’ll come away with all the helpful, practical advice you need to restore commonsense and sanity to your ...

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Assuming the Power of Parenthood Audio File

Posted on 1/1/2011

This is one of John's most dynamic talks to date. If it's time for you to assume the power of parenthood in your life, this is the Audio to listen to!

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Parenting By The Book Audio File

Posted on 1/1/2010

*Contains Christian Content Parenting is not “psychological.” It is down-to-earth. It is common sense. Best of all, it is based on the Bible; God’s Word. Listen as John Rosemond presents a...

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Parenting the Strong Willed Child Audio File

Posted on 1/1/2010

John Rosemond shares his common sense approach to problems encountered by parents of children of all ages. This recording was produced in San Diego, CA, and is the newly updated audio version of...

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Leadership Parenting Audio File

Posted on 1/1/2008

In this talk, John Rosemond elaborates on Leadership speech, how important it is to your parenting and gives examples and gives real-life anecdotes, all in his typical humorous and...

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Videos

Parenting Retreat

Posted on 5/17/2014

What do past attendees say about John Rosemond's Parenting Retreats. For the next Retreat see Upcoming Events

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Tell

Posted on 5/16/2014

Tell: do you "Tell" your kids or do you ask, negotiate, beg, and scream.

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Eighteen Years of Entitlement

Posted on 1/19/2010

In your parenting, your should have a vision and a plan to attain your vision. Are your children on a "Eighteen Year Entitlement Plan"?

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