"A child who can't take "no" for an answer always has parents who can't say it and mean it. "

Pre-Preschool (3 Year Old)

John's Most Recent Articles

Authoritative Attitude Is Key to Discipline

Posted on 5/2/2018

Q: We are having no success getting our 3-year-old (her third birthday is in a couple of weeks) to do what we tell her to do. She defies us at every opportunity, whether it’s just ignoring us or...

Read More

Rescue Yourself and Your Child With Bedtime Routine

Posted on 5/11/2016

Q: My daughter, who just turned three, has a surge of energy after dinner and can take hours to fall asleep. I try putting her down around 8 o’clock, but there are nights when she doesn’t fall...

Read More

Occasional Tantrums Don't Indicate Bipolar Disorder

Posted on 1/27/2016

Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving, and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. The word “possessed” comes to...

Read More

3-year-old Preschool Issues

Posted on 11/10/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: My just-turned 3-year-old daughter has started biting other children in her preschool program. I put her in for three mornings a week thinking she...

Read More

3 year-old Tantrums

Posted on 9/8/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our first, a girl, just turned three and has suddenly started throwing tantrums. She can begin a tantrum when she’s alone in her room if something...

Read More

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...

Read More

"The Doctor" Makes House Calls

Posted on 4/28/2014

Shortly after I finished graduate school, a friend of mine shared with me a book called Indirect Hypnosis, written by Milton Erickson, a most unorthodox psychiatrist if ever there was one....

Read More

Who cleans up?

Posted on 2/4/2014

Q: I have 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom" dilemma. When an area in which they've been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always...

Read More

Toddlers in Restaurants?

Posted on 6/25/2013

Q: Help! We find it almost impossible to finish a restaurant meal when our 18-month-old twins are along, which is always. We give them toys to keep them busy, and they do well for about 30 minutes...

Read More

Authority

Posted on 5/28/2013

Q: My 3-year-old started preschool 3 days a week (private sitter other two days) about 2 months ago. He did great. However, this week he began being defiant, not following directions then kicked,...

Read More
View All Articles

Recent Questions

When should a bystander intervene?

Posted 2 days ago

While entering a grocery store last week, I saw a mother leaving the store, pushing a stroller with her son (age 3?). She was clearly angry with the boy as she was pushing him. Then she stopped,...

Read More

2 year old's Preschool teacher demands he wear pullups

Posted 6 days ago

After reading Toilet Training without Tantrums by Rosemond, we went straight to underwear with our 2.5 year old. He has transitioned to another class at daycare, and the teacher feels he isn't...

Read More

Aggressive Preschooler

Posted 1 week ago

My 3.5yr old son shows signs of aggression/not being able to control emotions/feeling when he doesn't get his way; it's mostly when I say the word 'No.' So this happens a lot. It is usually him...

Read More

Overwhelmed Mom wants to take back her authority, but can't stop yelling

Posted 2 weeks ago

My son is extremely defiant and NOTHING we have tried thus far has made a difference. Spanking him has to be done several times over, and is always accompanied by screaming, blaming, back-talk,...

Read More

Toddler Trouble

Posted 2 weeks ago

My 3 yr old is showing aggression towards my 1yr old. Pushing, eye poking....hurting in the face

Read More

Too Busy to Potty

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our daughter turned 3 last May and we postponed toilet training until she was 3. It was only then that we were introduced to John Rosemond's method and we started right away with "naked and 75"....

Read More

Three year old adapting to changes

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our daughter turned 3 in May and it was around that time that we became aware of John Rosemond's books. We learnt that we were not authoritative in our parenting style nor did we use alpha speech,...

Read More

Getting your child out of your bed

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have a 3.5 year old that is struggling with sleep habits. He was very sick for a few months and we let him sleep in our bed. Now we want him out of our bed! He has no trouble going to sleep...

Read More

Bed Time Potty Woes

Posted on 7/2/2018

Our 3 year old son has been toilet trained since he was 20 months old thanks to your amazing N75 method. However something new has popped up... in an effort to avoid bed or going somewhere he...

Read More

Sibling conflict and ticket system

Posted on 6/29/2018

My 3yo daughter and 5yo son fight almost constantly. (We also have a 2 month old baby girl.) We started the ticket system a week ago and we are doing 5 tickets per day - one set for both of them,...

Read More
View All Questions