"As children grow older, parents must give them greater freedom, including greater freedom to make mistakes. "

Miscellaneous Editorial Columns

John's Most Recent Articles

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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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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When Enough Is Not Enough

Posted on 12/6/2016

The following true story was recently related to me by a credible individual who for obvious reasons will remain forever anonymous. I pass it on because it is a quintessential example of the...

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Society Has Dumbed-Down the Definition of Bullying

Posted on 10/18/2016

Noting that October is Bullying Prevention Month, several editors have asked if I am willing to write an apropos column. I am and for two reasons feel eminently qualified to do so. ...

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The Effects of 'Parenting' on Child-Rearing

Posted on 10/5/2016

In 1971, a psychologist named Fitzhugh Dodson published a book titled How to Parent. It did so well that he came out several years later with How to Father. By 1971, Dodson was one of a handful,...

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Postmodern Psychological Parenting Is Causing More Harm Than Good

Posted on 9/27/2016

In the late 1960s, America came to a fork in the parenting road and took the road never traveled. My generation did what no generation in any culture at any time in history had ever done: we broke...

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Although the World Is More Complex, There Is No Need for Parental Anxiety

Posted on 5/31/2016

“Puzzled Grandma in the South” recently wrote to “Dear Abby” asking “Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers?” Grandma has observed that moms of her...

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Unconditional Love and Leadership Can Change a 'Bad' Child

Posted on 5/24/2016

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her “readers,” asking him to extract appropriate questions. Said reader, a...

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It Is Not a Parent's Job to Solve All of a Child's Problems

Posted on 3/29/2016

Q: We have a 7-year-old son and two girls ages 9 and 6. The girls are gifted academically and athletically. He simply can’t keep up with them. They’re even better at bike-riding. As a result, he...

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Recent Questions

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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Teaching Toddlers Independence

Posted on 11/20/2016

My son is 2 years old and we have been working on independent play. We have paired down toys and made sure they are creative ones you recommend and eliminated most tv. He does well playing alone...

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Definition of Psychiatry?

Posted on 8/13/2016

Thank you for the definition of Psychology (Post-Modern Religion by Faith). What is your definition of Psychiatry? It appears to me that psychology ranks children in the family as 1st class...

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Sleepovers?

Posted on 3/10/2016

My husband and I have decided that we do not want to allow our children to participate in sleep overs. We have moved to a new city and are just making new friends and meeting new families (it's a...

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Tiger Woods?

Posted on 1/24/2014

You wrote a great article "Toddler/Preschool Classes" Published January 9, 2007, that as a preschool teacher and parent educator I would like to share with our parents. The only problem is that...

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Booking info and John's calendar

Posted on 12/28/2013

Where can I find John's speaking calendar, parent retreat, or book him as a speaker or a school or other organization for 2014?

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Questions about Questions on ParentGuru

Posted on 11/6/2013

I have two questions... neither of which are parent/child related, more John Rosemond's books / Parent Guru related... 1. I have read "New Parent Power" and really enjoyed it - it's fabulous. ...

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Where to buy your books?

Posted on 11/1/2013

I need to buy some more of your books. Would you mind sharing with us whether it makes any difference on your end whether we buy your books from your website, from another online store, or from a...

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6 year old, "I hate myself!"

Posted on 10/16/2013

Good Afternoon, My son is six years old and extremely sensitive. He's polite very kind and pretty much a rule follower. He does express anger at times when things don't go his way but he's very...

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Blog

Posted on 10/16/2013

I really enjoyed your previous revival of the blog. Any plans to resume? Hopefully this is just while you are on sabbatical, and are merely resting up for some very eloquent rants!

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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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