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Mom worried about 3 year old daughter's reaction to new baby

Posted yesterday

Our newly turned 3 year old daughter has a brother coming early January! I am pretty nervous on how she will react and if I have what it takes to continue to make her feel secure. My brother came...

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Conversation interrupters.

Posted 4 days ago

We have many friends' and relatives' children who have interrupted our conversations with their parents to talk to us (our child isn't that age yet, but will definitely be taught not to!). My...

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Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific

Posted 5 days ago

Hello! Our 24-month-old is really starting to test her limits! She is grabbing toys left and right out of other kids hands, pushing other kids over, and throwing objects when she knows she's is...

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Wild Child

Posted 5 days ago

We recently started he ticket system with our 3 and 5 year old children. It has worked well with our 5 year old but our three year old has lost all his tickets multiple times. Often, the loss of...

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7 year old yells at himself

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 7 year old boy with behavior problems but only towards me, his Mother. Whenever he is disrespectful and starts screaming at me I send him to his room for the rest of the day. While he is...

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2yo boy tosses food--what to do?

Posted 1 week ago

My son has just turned 2, but he has speech delays. Whenever he has finger foods, he crumbles them up onto the floor and tries to eat the crumbs off the floor. In his high chair, he eats...

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Morning dawdle

Posted 1 week ago

I asked a question about a 5 yo morning dawdle and have since enforced it, giving him 25 minutes (with a timer) to brush his teeth, get dressed and make his bed. Sent him to bed an hour earlier,...

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Vacuum Cleaner Fascination

Posted 1 week ago

My 2 year old grandson is extremely interested in the new vacuum cleaner. He seems "obsessed" about seeing it, using it, and asks about it several times a day. He had a small play vacuum...

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Toddler Trouble

Posted 1 week ago

What do I do to toddler sister who pushes down sister who is learning to sit and stand?

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Defining family morals.

Posted 1 week ago

My husband and I recently found out that our 16 year old son is having sex with his girlfriend. As you can imagine, we are extremely disappointed. We aren't sure what to do, if anything. Our...

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Toddler in church.

Posted 1 week ago

My 17 mo daughter hates to go to the nursery at church. I always drop her off cheerfully and quickly, but she cries for 45 minutes or more, until she falls asleep in a stroller that dedicated...

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Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Posted 2 weeks ago

How do you know when it's the right time to talk to your child about sex? We want to be ahead of the game and make sure he hears it from us, but don't want to do it too soon.

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Rules for Smartphone Use

Posted 2 weeks ago

My 10-year-old daughter has a smartphone - I know, I know, mistake #1. Her dad is overseas, so this allows her to FaceTime him. I'm trying to backtrack here because she has no motivation to do...

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Continuing Challenges with 6-Year-Old

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our 6-year-old daughter will go to school in a month. Some doctors say she has ADHD. We take much effort to prepare her for school as she is falling behind on knowledge that is required for...

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Potty Issues with 2 Year Old

Posted 2 weeks ago

My 26 month old girl will not pee or poop on the potty chair. This is our 8th day. When the timer goes off, she sits on the potty chair but does not go potty. She continues to pee when she is...

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Let the Toddler Games Begin!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi! My son is 11 months old and has started to deliberately do things we tell him not - he will throw his sippy cup anytime he is sitting in his high chair, and hits both my husband and I. We...

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Premature Worry

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello. I adopted my son, now 5 1/2, at birth, and I am a single working (teacher) mother. He is close to my brothers and my dad and has never expressed a desire for a dad and when asked, will...

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The S Word

Posted 3 weeks ago

My 28 month old is having an issue with calling me "stupid." When we are at home I put him in time out for 5 minutes and tell him “no calling mommy names.” What do I do when we are out in public...

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6 YO Girl Lies, Defies, & Connives

Posted 3 weeks ago

After reading The Well-Behaved Child last spring, I started my then 5yo daughter on the ticket system. It worked quite well. Generally, I was already doing many of things Dr. Rosemond suggested...

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Clarification on N75

Posted 4 weeks ago

I've recently started potty training my daughter (we're on day 2) who will be 3 in September. We are using the N75 method, but I needed some clarification on a few things. We set a timer and sit...

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Potty Training Frustration

Posted 4 weeks ago

Thanks for you help with decision on beginning potty training. We are now starting week 3, and not much luck. We are using the potty bell every 30 min, with only 2-3 successful uses in the past...

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8 year old sneaking treats and lying about it

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there, my 8 yo daughter has been sneaking sweets and biscuits from the pantry - and throwing out/hiding her fruit and sometimes other stuff she doesn’t like from her packed lunches. She has...

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The Dutch Door

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi! We have a screaming 3 year old. We have our designated tantrum place, and we put her in there. The problem is she won’t stay, so she comes back out, screaming all the more. Picking her up and...

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When only one child misbehaves should the other kids have to miss out?

Posted 4 weeks ago

We live in an apartment. During the working days I am at work all day long. We have three girls: 6-year old, 4-year old and 3-month old baby. The two older kids have been adopted three years ago...

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Hold 'em Accountable

Posted 4 weeks ago

Our 6 and 4-year-old girls have behavioral problems and suffer from consequences on a regular basis. We wonder how to deal with the situation when one girl is punished for bad behavior and another...

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A Strong Marriage is Your First Priority

Posted 4 weeks ago

This is the scinerao...we are sitting at the dinner table. My husband is reading "whatever the latest news is" on his phone. When our 6 yr. talks back to me or does not do what I have asked of...

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The Great Outdoors

Posted on 7/22/2019

First of all, thank for all the previous advice I've been given. It has all been helpful. This may be a silly question, but I was wondering what is an appropriate age to send my kids outside to...

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Making an Imprint

Posted on 7/21/2019

Our two girls (6-year old and 4-year old) share one room. Today my wife told them to clean the table before dinner (where they made a mess while playing) and the girls just ignored her request. My...

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Motivating the Morning Dawdler

Posted on 7/20/2019

How do I get my 5-year-old to do his morning routine - get dressed, make the bed, and brush teeth - without being told? We have put up pictures of what needs to be done, but he plays instead of...

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Toddler Toilet Training

Posted on 7/18/2019

Good Morning- since I left my last question, I have since partitioned off a potty within an area in the main part of the house where we spend most of our time instead of the bathroom. There has...

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Territorial Toddler

Posted on 7/18/2019

My daughter is 22 months old, turning 2 in a few months. I've noticed that when I'm in a room with her, she shows little interest in me as she plays with her toys. Which is good. However,...

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22 month old hates bath time

Posted on 7/18/2019

I've always had difficulty getting my daughter (now 22 months old) to sit down in the bathtub, but I could at least get her clean. She hates having water on her face, particularly her eyes, which...

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Rough Start on N75

Posted on 7/18/2019

We are on day four of toilet training our 20-month-old daughter, and we have been following N75 as recommended—potty chair in main play area, potty bell, etc. When she pees on the floor, she...

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6 year old's disrespect reaches new heights

Posted on 7/17/2019

Hello. Starting in the last two weeks, my 6-year old daughter has ratcheted up her disrespectful tone, language, and behavior to an awful degree. If I ask her what is going on with her she blames...

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Needed: Parenting perspective adjustment

Posted on 7/17/2019

One follow up question. When do we seek counseling, if at all, and for whom (just her, just her parents-and separately at that since we’re divorced)? We’re both wondering if her out-of-control...

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10-Year-Old Lying - One More Thing

Posted on 7/16/2019

My 10-year-old son has a problem with lying. We have not figured out a solution that completely eradicates this problem, yet. Most recently, we left him at home while we went grocery shopping...

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Slaying the Whiny Monster

Posted on 7/16/2019

We have 4 children: a 9 year old boy, twin boys who are 6, and a 3 year old girl. This question is about one of the 6 year old twins. He whines, complains constantly, and falls...

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A Morning Dawdler

Posted on 7/16/2019

Hi there, How do I get my 5 year old to do his morning routine - is get dressed, make bed and brush teeth without being told? We have put up pictures of what needs to be done but he plays...

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Potty Training ... It Takes Time

Posted on 7/16/2019

Hello- my name is Kelly, I'm a stay at home mom, I have read (numerous times) JR's Potty Training w/o Tantrums and I started N75 with my 18 mo old son yesterday. Help! It has only been two days,...

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God's Anointing was an Annoyed Teen

Posted on 7/14/2019

16 year old does not want to attend church. Should we expect her go most of the time? We've told her she can take breaks because we understand our small church does not have teens her age, other...

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The Enemy of my Enemy is my Sibling

Posted on 7/14/2019

We have five children, and multiple questions, but I'll just focus on one here. My oldest son and daughter (ages 10 and 7) fight regularly. My son is a teaser, and my daughter is a screecher. ...

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Focus on the How Rather than the Why

Posted on 7/14/2019

My (almost) 3 year old girl has been potty trained for 8 months. She wears underwear during the day and a pull up at night. For the past 2-3 days she has been having frequent pee and poop...

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N75 with a 19 month old

Posted on 7/14/2019

My almost 19mo began the N75 five days ago, and it has been interesting. The first day she peed on the potty once when I sat with her for several minutes, but she has not done so since. It has...

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Overly Protective Mom Needs Help With Anxious 4-Year-Old

Posted on 7/11/2019

Hello! I will freely admit that I created this problem, but now need to help my currently 4 1/2 year old daughter the best that I can. I was raised in a very protective family and have a...

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Uninvolved or Encouraging Independence?

Posted on 7/11/2019

I have 22 month old twins. Our house is very small, just under 900 square feet. About half of the house (2 rooms) is dedicated playspace for them, along with the living room when they're not in...

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8 yro needs to learn to give some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Posted on 7/11/2019

I have 3 sons: 4,6,8. My oldest has been a challenge for us. He does well academically. There are some requests at school to have him listen or think through questions before asking. But these...

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Be The Grandparent

Posted on 7/10/2019

I witnessed my son try to discipline his daughter. Daughter in law repeatedly challenged him and totally emasculated him in front of me when he continued. She's a wonderful daughter in law and...

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Six year olds sometimes make bad decisions.

Posted on 7/10/2019

My 6 1/2 year old granddaughter killed a frog yesterday using a kitchen knife to mutilate it. This was in front of her 4 yr old brother. She has never shown that kind of violence and we are all...

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Trouble with Transitions at Preschool

Posted on 7/10/2019

A follow up to my previous question... we have had several informal conferences with the director of my 3 y/o son’s preschool. It seems like everything is fine until he is asked to do something...

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The truth is not out there!

Posted on 7/10/2019

My hubby and I are considering bringing our almost 3 y/o to a certified play therapist in hopes that we can figure out the cause and how to best help him with his extreme tantrums at home, but...

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