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The More You Try To Make Child Happy, the More Unhappy They Will Be

Posted 6 days ago

Making children happy became a parenting goal in the early 1970s. The paradox, as everyone with a modicum of commonsense knows, is that the more effort parents put into making a child happy, the...

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After 45 Years, Still Advocating for Old-Fashioned Parenting

Posted 1 week ago

2021 marks the forty-fifth year I’ve been writing this column. I’ve been told it is the longest-running syndicated column written continuously by one author. That takes “Dear Abby” out of...

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Advice for Preschool Teachers

Posted 2 weeks ago

Q: I teach 3- and 4-year-olds in a childcare center in Australia. I always have a few difficult children in any group and the book in which you describe Alpha Speech [The Well-Behaved Child] has...

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Beware of 'The Protocol'

Posted 3 weeks ago

Q: Our son is seven years old and in the second grade. His school went virtual this past Spring and we see no end to it, not in the near term at least. When he was going to a brick-and-mortar...

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Today’s Kids Suffer a Lack of Common Sense in Their Lives

Posted on 12/22/2020

A journalist asks, “What is the biggest challenge facing today’s children?” “The real world,” I said. For the last fifty years or so, good parenting has been defined...

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Question of the Week...

She's (M)Asking for Trouble

Posted 4 days ago

My 9 year old daughter called me dumb this morning because we had a disagreement about the way you put on a mask. I was very upset and blew up and lost it on her. She was right about the mask and...

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Grandson Needs to be Held More Accountable

Posted 1 week ago

I just pulled an old John article out of my drawer that I have had for years. It was about how therapy can be detrimental to a child and rarely works. Also talked about kids emotions and feelings...

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Discipline Now, Get Along Later

Posted 2 weeks ago

My husband and our 4 year old daughter do not "get along" very well and today we found out we are having our 3rd child that is another girl! (We have one boy, and now two girls). Does John have...

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8-Year-Old Needs Attitude Adjustment

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have an eight year old granddaughter who comes to visit me for spring break, Christmas break, and summer. She lives out of state and her mother likes John Rosemond's wisdom, so we work together....

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Respect isn't Optional

Posted 4 weeks ago

I have a 9 year old son, and unfortunately his father and I have divorced. I moved (with my son) a little over 2 hours away to be closer to my family. It was an extremely hard decision, and I...

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