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More on Picky Eaters

Posted 4 days ago

Per the old Chinese saying, “May you live in interesting times,” it may be that the most interesting of times are those when people do not want to hear the truth – as in the present, or so it...

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Posted 1 week ago

Vital to a child’s sense of well-being are parents who act competent to provide adequate provision and protection under any and all circumstances. I often refer to that obligation...

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The Cure for Picky Eating Is Not Therapy

Posted 2 weeks ago

Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662) said there is no idea so bizarre that a philosopher has not advanced it. These days, the philosophers in question are psychologists and the bizarre ideas are their...

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Proper Discipline of a Child Is an Act of Love for One’s Neighbor

Posted 3 weeks ago

I’ve learned a new word! My daughter informs me that according to some mothers I am guilty of “mom-shaming” and should be ashamed of myself. I am an unashamed mom-shamer because I happen to...

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School Anti-Bullying Policies Are a Farce

Posted on 3/3/2020

Q: We homeschooled our son through the sixth grade. This past fall, per his wishes, we sent him to a public school for the seventh grade. Last week, he was attacked by the class bully. This...

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Pre-Teen: A Lingering Fever

Posted 1 week ago

We are having some trouble with our 12 year old son. I can see how things have progressed and how we haven't quite followed the Rosemond plan. He is very rude with his sisters, he talks back a lot...

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Helping Kids Deal With Coronavirus Anxiety

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, I'd like some advice on how to handle my almost 5 year old daughter's worry/nerves at night since this whole coronavirus pandemic took over. She usually goes to school every morning and...

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Take Charge of Bedtime Shenanigans

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old. They are not listening to me when I tell them it's time for bed. For example, when I say it’s time for bed and tell them to brush their teeth, the older one...

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Help Son Develop Self-Directed Play

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have a 35-month-old son who is very loving, yet VERY strong-willed. I have read your book, and we have tried to implement the strategies recommended, but we find he is so defiant we would be...

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Sibling Must Work it Out!

Posted on 3/1/2020

I have two children: An 8-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. For the most part, they play really well on their own. Whenever my daughter doesn’t have school, however, we have conflict. My son...

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