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... But I'm Not Retiring!

Posted 1 week ago

My license to practice psychology, issued by the North Carolina Psychology Board in 1978, comes up for renewal in October, as it does every two years. Like everything that emanates from or is...

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When Your Father Got Home

Posted on 2/28/2024

The most terrifying words a child of the baby boom generation ever heard: “I’m going to tell your father about this when he gets home.” Or, “Your father is not going to like it when I tell him...

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Don't Make Santa Claus Into a Boogie Man

Posted on 12/8/2023

Okay, stop it! Enough, already! I guess we need some rules around here, beginning and ending with, “Don’t make Santa Claus into a boogie man.” I know him personally and he’s the...

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Society Has Dumbed-Down the Definition of Bullying

Posted on 10/3/2023

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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Resolutions for a New School Year

Posted on 8/16/2023

With a new school year upon us, it might be wise for parents of school-age children to make some resolutions, as in promises to themselves to change certain behaviors, avoid certain pitfalls,...

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The Blessing of Being Unpopular

Posted on 8/16/2023

When my daughter Amy entered middle school, she looked two to three years younger than most of her female peers. That was a blessing to me, of course, but from Amy's perspective, it was a curse....

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Please, If You Have Any Compassion, Stop It!

Posted on 7/11/2023

Today’s parents, more specifically, and I say this at the risk of being cancelled by the PC police, today’s MOTHERS, read too much, talk too much, and think too much. They read too many parenting...

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The Paradox of the Great Dad

Posted on 6/14/2023

What is a “great dad”? The question came up during conversation with a young man in his late twenties who remarked that several equally young men of his acquaintance were “great dads.” In my...

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We Shouldn't Always Shield Our Children From Pain

Posted on 6/6/2023

The depraved excepted, parents do not enjoy making children unhappy. Nevertheless, sometimes it is in a child's best interest that parents - while not deliberately trying to induce unhappiness -...

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Solve Behavioral Issues With Good Leadership

Posted on 4/4/2023

The question parents most frequently ask begins “What should I do when my child…?” and closes with a description of a vexing behavior, as in, “What should I do when my child bites the family...

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Recent Questions

Trauma as an Excuse for Behavior

Posted 1 week ago

To start, please forgive me—I’m still a recovering “parenting-babble” believer. Which leads me to this question: we adopted two elementary-aged children out of foster care. The big bad wolf that...

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Not Listening the First Time

Posted on 3/20/2024

We believe in the necessity of our children obeying the first time they are told-without challenge, delay or excuse. However, we also wish to walk the tightrope of a loving, nourishing home,...

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POSITIVE PARENTING SOLUTIONS?

Posted on 3/19/2024

Hi John, What are your thoughts on Positive Parenting Solutions? Thank you. Linda

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DOES JOHN HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNSELOR TRAINING?

Posted on 2/21/2024

Hello. My youngest will start high school in the fall, so I'm thinking that I may go back to work in a few years which means it's a good time to start looking into a few options now. I'm very much...

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Parenting role confusion.

Posted on 2/20/2024

In his podcast, John often asserts that mothers are prone to gentle parenting and erroneous thinking that their children should "like" them. Since husbands/fathers should be leading, what advice...

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Posted on 1/9/2024

My mother always lived in fear of the CPS taking us away and she continues to live in fear of it happening to her grandchildren. She did her best to rise my brother and I right. I feel like she...

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Responding to opposing viewpoints

Posted on 1/9/2024

A while back my kids had done wrong and so I spanked them, prayed with them, hugged them and told them that I love them. That’s how my parents did with me. A person I am close to said I should...

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We have been duped.

Posted on 12/8/2023

Are sensory issues a real thing or a made up physiological thing? Growing up if I didn’t like the texture of my food or certain clothes I just had to deal with it and eat or wear it anyways. One...

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Turn to Tickets for Sibling Conflicts

Posted on 11/23/2023

I have 3 children (7, 5 & 4) who play very well together. They don't always get along well, and I'd like to do the chart system for them for the same behaviors (whining/tantrums, misusing...

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Substack

Posted on 10/27/2023

is Substack a different enrollment? I want to gift my adult children with both.

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Video Series

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make (and How to Stop Making Them!)

Posted on 2/17/2023

Most childrearing problems are the result of parents making seven common mistakes that are easily remedied without counseling, therapy, diagnoses, or drugs. In this video series, I’m passing along...

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John Rosemond on Good Day Radio

Posted on 9/20/2023

John on Good Day Radio with Doug Stephan and Jai Kershner, September 20, 2023. Doug Stephan's Good Day radio show with Doug Stephan and Jai Kershner is a daily morning show radio program...

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The Problem with Child Psychology

Posted on 9/1/2023

John Rosemond offers a fresh view of the family and the roles of parents. While revisiting "old-fashioned" methods of childrearing and offering new ideas, Rosemond shows that parenting is really...

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Parenting Through Proper Discipline

Posted on 6/15/2023

Firm, consistent discipline is foundational to proper parenting, but it can be one of the hardest challenges parents will face. In this session, you'll learn about: • The Rules of...

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From Childrearing to Mental Health

Posted on 4/4/2023

As Christian parents, have we gotten so wrapped up in the game of life that we’ve neglected or forgotten the basics? Listen to John on License to Parent with host Trace Embry. From <a...

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The Bible Parenting Code

Posted on 4/4/2023

How can we parent according to God’s plan? How can we avoid mistakes and missteps? Listen in as Trace Embry of License to Parent speaks with John Rosemond on God’s Perfect Parenting Plan. From...

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The Three R's of Parenting - Part 1

Posted on 3/16/2023

Long ago, the culture stopped listening to Grandma and her timeless wisdom for raising children. So today, we tend to focus too much on accomplishments, instead of prioritizing character...

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The Three R's of Parenting - Part 2

Posted on 3/16/2023

Many of today's parents have been misled by the culture into believing that their job is to produce the next Mozart or champion athlete, and have lost sight of the idea that the family is God's...

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God's Wisdom for Raising Children - Part 2

Posted on 3/16/2023

Many men and women get caught up in the mainstream parenting methods, instead of raising their kids on the principles found in Gods Word. Dr. Dobson continues his classic conversation with author...

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God's Wisdom for Raising Children - Part 1

Posted on 3/16/2023

Dr. James Dobson welcomes guest and fellow psychologist, John Rosemond, as they explain how postmodern thinking has influenced child-rearing over the past several decades. The result is...

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It's All in Your Attitude!

Posted on 3/16/2023

John Rosemond talks about Post-Modern Psychological Parenting, debunks Behavior Modification, explains how problems are a function of parenting styles and gives examples and anecdotes, all the...

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John Rosemond on Without Notes 2.0 with Michael Levine

Posted on 4/28/2024

John Rosemond is one of the foremost parenting experts in the world. He's the author of 15 books and is a much sought-after public speaker. His sometimes controversial parenting approach revolves...

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The Problem With Child Psychology

Posted on 10/13/2023

John Rosemond offers a fresh view of the family and the roles of parents. While revisiting "old-fashioned" methods of childrearing and offering new ideas, Rosemond shows that parenting is really...

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Parenting Through Proper Discipline

Posted on 10/13/2023

Firm, consistent discipline is foundational to proper parenting, but it can be one of the hardest challenges parents will face. Approximate runtime: 37 minutes <b>Member Price:...

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The Seasons of Parenting

Posted on 10/13/2023

It can be a temptation for many parents to substitute a friendly relationship with their children over one of proper authority. A misunderstanding of the seasons of parenting can lead to...

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Insights into Parenting with John Rosemond | The Mind For Life Podcast

Posted on 6/29/2023

In this interview, John walks through his philosophy of parenting and childrearing. Topics that John talks about: • HIs background and journey to becoming and expert in the field of child...

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Vitamin N?

Posted on 3/16/2023

If you're a parent, is your child getting enough Vitamin N? It may be the most important thing you can give them. But what exactly does Vitamin N do? Watch this video to find out. From <a...

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John Rosemond on Rock Solid Radio

Posted on 3/16/2023

When something is brand new does that make it better than something that is old? At first thought we might think yes, but the older we get the more often we see that just because something is new...

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Dad to Dad With John Rosemond

Posted on 3/16/2023

John on the <a href="https://21stcenturydads.org/donate/">Dad to Dad Podcast</a> from the Special Fathers Network, Copyright 2022

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PragerU Live: Family Psychologist John Rosemond

Posted on 3/16/2023

Family psychologist John Rosemond joins Elisha Krauss to discuss some of the biggest myths about how parents & teachers should speak to kids, and how to ACTUALLY get kids to listen. From <a...

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Parenting Retreats

Posted on 5/17/2014

See what past attendees have to say about John Rosemond's Parenting Retreats! <i>For upcoming retreats and other events, see the Events tab.</i>

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