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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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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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Youth Sports Drive Adults Crazy

Posted on 6/6/2023

My family moved to Westchester, Illinois, in 1956, where I began fourth grade at High Ridge School. At the time, my athletic skills consisted of catching and throwing a baseball. The kids in my...

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Why Hanna Sleeps With Us

Posted on 5/9/2023

My wife, Willie (nee Wilma), and I are the happy caretakers of a happy seventeen-month-old pure white toy schnauzer, Hanna. Hanna occupies the center of our attention. If you spent a day in our...

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Don't Turn Little Issues Into Big Problems

Posted on 4/11/2023

Q: My almost-3-year-old, when I begin to do something, will yell, “I WILL DO IT!” When it’s something he can do, fine, but if it’s not, then I just say, “No, Mommy will do it” and that’s the end...

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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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Rosemond’s Bill of Rights for Children

Posted on 3/21/2023

In 1993, President Clinton signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international treaty that extends to children the rights to associate with whom they please and have...

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Grandparents, Hold Onto Your Hats

Posted on 3/7/2023

Our Question of the Week is, “Pray tell, what is ‘outdated’ about obedience, respect, proper manners, and humility?” Said QOTW is prompted by numerous grandparents who have...

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Leadership, Not Friendship

Posted on 2/28/2023

Q: I recently read an article by a parenting expert who said adults need to earn the respect of children. That seems like one more progressive attempt to undermine parental authority. I...

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Alternatives to the High Five

Posted on 10/11/2022

Well, I must say I'm rather, uh, disappointed albeit my worst suspicions have been verified. I expected response to my recent column on the practice of high-fiving children, but I failed to...

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Whose Problem Is This?

Posted 3 days ago

What is your advice regarding grounding teenagers such that they miss major milestone events or rites of passage? I would greatly like to avoid punishments such as missing prom or graduation;...

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Son and Mom Problem

Posted 3 days ago

Hi. 13-Year-old boy. Home school, avid reader, no screens, movies on weekend. Tennis player. Plays outside. I love everything Rosemond. But I have never been great at putting it into effect. My...

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Don't talk so much

Posted 3 weeks ago

My 4 year old daughter has been having problems listening and following directions, particularly at her after school program. She gets written up at least once a week and has been suspended from...

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Not Listening the First Time

Posted 3 weeks ago

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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Upping the Ante Not Working with Misbehaving 5YO

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a 5 year old who continues to disobey. We tell her “go upstairs it’s time to brush your teeth.” Or “It’s time to clean up your legos.” And she’ll say, “No!” If we up the ante and say,...

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Time to Show you Mean Business

Posted on 3/7/2024

Hi! Today, after telling my 9 year old son no, he could not take Pokemon cards to school, he snuck them in his backpack and took them anyway. The teacher called me. She also told me he brought a...

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"Special Tantrum Place" for Tantrums

Posted on 2/28/2024

My son (21 months) is in full blown “terrible twos.” He does lots of throwing fits. When they happen he gets a swat on the bottom and has to sit in his bed until he will be sweet and say he’s...

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Choices for Children?

Posted on 2/28/2024

Hello, listening to John's podcast. Great stuff. When is it permissible to allow a child a choice? I understand John speaks against 'democratic' parenting but would be good to hear a podcast...

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Fill His Glass

Posted on 2/23/2024

My 9-year-old son is very negative lately. He seems focused on the "bad" parts of the world. He is worried and frustrated about big problems in the world like destroying the environment, for...

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Require Independent Play

Posted on 2/17/2024

We are trying to promote our kids to be more independent with regards to their play. They are all boys ages 9, 7 and 5. They can play independently, but still want me to play with them and often...

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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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Parenting Teenagers

Posted on 9/1/2023

The teenage years are well known for being a time of difficulty and conflict between parent and child. The teenager has a new desire for the privileges of adulthood, but must first learn the...

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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 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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Parenting According to Grandma

Posted on 3/16/2023

“Parenting According to Grandma” sets forth the fundamentals of John's traditional, commonsense parenting philosophy during a speech he made to a congregation in Indianapolis, IN, several years...

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

Posted on 1/2/2024

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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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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Parenting Teenagers

Posted on 6/28/2023

The teenage years are well known for being a time of difficulty and conflict between parent and child. The teenager has a new desire for the privileges of adulthood, but must first learn the...

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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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