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Character/Values (teaching)

John's Most Recent Articles

Four Things Parents Should Tell Their Kids

Posted on 10/5/2017

In my latest book, Grandma Was Right After All!, I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant. I do so because they’ve been distorted and demonized by the...

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We Shouldn't Always Shield Our Children From Pain

Posted on 6/9/2016

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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Raising a Can-Do Kid

Posted on 3/2/2016

Can-do kids are make-do kids. They usually have several traits that distinguish them from dependent, underconfident children: <b>1. Resourcefulness</b> Today, resourcefulness may mean turning...

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Puberty and Teenage Girls

Posted on 11/17/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 pm EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl...

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5 Tips for Teaching Your Child Humility

Posted on 10/6/2015

A mother who attended a recent presentation during which I described the differences between high self-esteem and humility writes asking “What should my husband and I be doing to help our children...

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8-year-old Manipulates, Whines

Posted on 6/16/2015

Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our 8-year-old daughter tries to manipulate us and her siblings (she is the youngest of three) with emotional...

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Misplacing a Sense of Purpose

Posted on 12/9/2014

Q: My buddy’s wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We’re talking about a very capable kid who has no...

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Newly Academic Nature of Most Preschools

Posted on 11/25/2014

Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Carter (www.ourchildishways.com), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to...

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Impulse Control: A Hallmark of Life

Posted on 8/5/2014

A mom recently asked me what I would say to my son if he was twelve years old and wanted a Mohawk haircut for the summer. I told her I’d say no. “But is it really that...

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Don't laugh!

Posted on 3/25/2014

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter has a huge problem with being laughed at. She loves to be goofy and do funny things but as soon as someone, including one of us, laughs at her she becomes upset. She...

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Recent Questions

Teaching Modesty

Posted 2 weeks ago

What is the best way to teach modesty? Our son is six and much too curious. He has very little filter and is much need of guidance we really do not k ow the best way go give. Thank you for your...

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Appropriate Response to Inappropriate Video Games?

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our 8-year-old son is seeing kids play graphic video games on portable gaming units. The most recent title was “Call of Duty,” with which we are familiar. We talked about the violence and realism...

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Selfish at Six

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi again, I have another question about our children, this time about our 6 year old girl. She seems to have come into the world well-equipped with a particularly strong selfish streak. I know...

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Annoying behaviors among family

Posted 1 month ago

I just found out my sister and her kids do not like having us visit because my daughter is always getting into their things and is too nosy. She is too touchy they said as well. I don't know how...

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And the Oscar Goes To....

Posted on 4/24/2018

Our 4 year old son is an attention addict in public. He will do whatever it takes to get good or bad attention. He interrupts adult conversations, says and does over the top silly nonsensical...

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Stealing Edibles

Posted on 4/24/2018

Hi there. My 10 year old son is struggling with "taking candy / food / vitamins / etc" when people are not looking. There are items we do not let him eat without permission and he is just...

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One of the 7 Deadly Needs...The Need to be Right

Posted on 4/23/2018

My daughter is 8 years old and has to be in control and right about everything. If she gets in trouble at home or even misses a question on a test at school, she will not admit that she made a...

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The Better Half

Posted on 4/19/2018

I have 2 step-daughters, ages 11 and 8, who spend half of their time with us and half with their mom. We don’t allow them to use any form of social media and have explained to them the dangers....

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Posted on 4/19/2018

Our eight-year-old daughter used to get along really well with our son who is now three, but lately it’s gotten really bad. Sometime she says she wishes he was still a baby because now he “annoys...

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Attitude Adjustment

Posted on 3/30/2018

My 4 yo son recently started a habit of gloating over other people’s misfortune. When his brother stumbled and fell, he laughed. When I accidentally dropped something on the floor and I said...

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Audio

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

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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