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Follow the Leader

Posted yesterday

My girls, ages 6,5 and 3, prefer to follow me around during their free time. They just like to watch what I’m doing and talk and sometimes be involved in what I’m doing. I’m wondering if I...

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Word of the Moment

Posted yesterday

My 4 year old child has learned the word “kill”. He tells me he is going to kill me and his one year old sister. I don’t think he knows what he’s saying. I tried to explain it but he won’t stop. I...

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Why 17 YO Boy Lied?

Posted 5 days ago

Last week my 17 year old son lied to us. Blatantly and obviously. Together we attended a school band event, the kids were allowed to stay for a DJ and dance. My son texted me and asked if it...

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Frustrated over asking.

Posted 1 week ago

I have a 9 year old son who has a passive defiant attitude. He doesn't ever talk back or freak out when he doesn't get his way but will "ignore" what we ask him to do and act like he just forgot....

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Parent leadership trumps child leadership

Posted 1 week ago

Dear Rosemond and team, Recently (a few weeks ago), my son graduated from his 30 stickers (1 a day) for aggression and tantrums and got his things and privileges back. BUT the tantrums (it's...

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Will Tablet Contribute to Budding Addiction?

Posted 1 week ago

My 11-year-old son wants a tablet. He gets great grades and we let him play some video games on his Wii. We notice he seems to be addicted. When we tell him to stop, he does what we say and...

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Attention seeking or not?

Posted 1 week ago

How do you suggest handling this scenario. Your child (4) says something “not nice” directly in regards to you... I typically feel like it’s attention seeking but that’s just a guess. Do you...

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Fear Of Bugs

Posted 1 week ago

First of all, thank you for all of the advice you've given me on my last questions. Most of it has worked well. My 4 year old daughter has recently developed a fear of bugs. Every night at...

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Posted 1 week ago

Hello - I'm awaiting an answer from my 5/5/2019 question. Can I expect a reply soon? Thank you!

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Time for Change

Posted 2 weeks ago

My mom has been babysitting my son while I am at work since he was a baby. When my son turned 2.5 she opened a preschool. He always had behavior issues but now at 4.5, he is even more disruptive....

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child sends mixed message

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a personal friend that went through a bitter divorce approximately 6 years ago. She has 4 children ages 14, 13, 10.5 and 9.5. The three older ones are girls and the youngest a boy. The...

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Hop off the Argument Merry Go Round

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, My almost 5-year-old has come a long way from his 3-year-old self. I suppose maturity helps. He's no longer throwing tantrums (a.k.a crying loudly) or hitting when he doesn't get his...

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Creating Opportunities for Freedom!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Regarding your article "Freedom lost on the children of today" I am inspired by the moms of the last generation - my parents, too, experienced a similar kind of thing growing up. Running around,...

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Good decisions sometimes hurt.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, Question: What advise can you give? I'm a female in a same-sex marriage and have an 8 year old. He doesn't want to live with me because of my instability with moving from place to place and...

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Morning Grumpies

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our son is just shy of turning 5 and attends a full day preschool. He is not always in the best of moods in the morning when I (mom) drop him off and is sometimes clingy. He receives good...

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Nothing major.

Posted 2 weeks ago

My son is in 7th grade. He is at a new school. He has gotten into a little trouble here and there. Talking in class, nothing major. He recently said a boy in PE hit him with a ball and he hit him...

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6th Grade Boy Has Problem to Solve

Posted 2 weeks ago

My 6th-grade child has no drive. He is making poor grades, and I think we are caring too much...so he doesn’t have to care. My question is: how do we make HIM care?!

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Teacher Emails and When to Request a Conference

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, I received this email from my daughter's teacher today and am seeking your guidance. This all seems to have been precipitated by a tick bite (her first) that we took care of last week,...

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What's a Grandmother To Do?

Posted 3 weeks ago

Good morning, Almost 2 decades of an avid Rosemond follower, I am confident he can offer his wisdom or at least help me help my daughter/grand-kids? My daughter is a 31 YO wonderful person,...

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Nail polish all over the counter again!

Posted 3 weeks ago

About a year ago my daughter and her friend accidentally spilled some nail polish on the counter and tried to cover it up and not tell us. She was punished by cleaning all the bathrooms in our...

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calm persistence in potty training

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have started potty training my 18 month old daughter, I used N75 with my older daughter and had good success with her. I am in the third day of training and I am finding she seems scared of...

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What to wear for potty training an 18 month old girl

Posted 3 weeks ago

My daughter will be turning 18 months soon and will be potty training. What clothing would you recommend for a girl?

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3 Year Old Delaying Bedtime with Potty Breaks

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, my three year old has always slept well through the night and became potty trained pretty quickly. Unfortunately, until recently, he asks to use the restroom 2-3 times a night. He refuses...

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2 1/2 year old needs to be potty trained before swim lessons

Posted on 4/21/2019

My 2 yr 9 month old refuses to poop in the potty. When she’s naked from the waist down she does fine. Panties on and she poops in them. I had her wash her panties out for the first time and the...

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Time Management for Busy Moms

Posted on 4/19/2019

For a stay-at-home mom who is having difficulty with time management, what is a good balance between housekeeping/cooking duties, working from home, spending time with husband, and spending time...

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Foster Child Struggles With Academics

Posted on 4/17/2019

My foster daughter came to us from a situation where she had missed a lot of schooling. We've taken steps in the intervening months to help her get caught up to where she should be educationally...

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5 year old still pooping in his underwear

Posted on 4/17/2019

My 5.5 yo son poops in his underwear regularly, a couple of times a week. He is also responsible for cleaning it up every time. Other than pitching an obligatory fit, he doesn't seem to mind that....

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Third Time's A Charm - Until It Comes to Potty Training!

Posted on 4/15/2019

My youngest child is 23 months old. I have been trying to potty train him, but he refuses to go on the potty. He does not like to be naked, and when I let him to go without a diaper, he brings me...

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Adult daughter gone - now it is mom's time.

Posted on 4/15/2019

this concerns a 24 year old daughter. I'm disabled and although my daughter just moved out this past week I've been having issues with her telling me that it's not her "job" to help me for...

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Jesus Loves the Little Children Through Grandparents

Posted on 4/14/2019

I am a step grandparent. We have a three year old grandson who is being raised in a progressive, liberal, agnostic environment. The household is run by the toddler and to say it is matriarch ruled...

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Kicking An Angry 17 Year Old Out Of The Garden of Eden

Posted on 4/13/2019

Our 17 year old son is completely out of control. None of the consequences that we have given him have helped. His biggest problem is his angry outbursts. He has destroyed his relationship with...

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Potty Training, day two.

Posted on 4/12/2019

Hi, we are on day two of potty training our 19 month old daughter using N75. We have been sitting on the potty every 30 minutes and she happily sits there and we read books for about 5 minutes,...

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Growing as a Goalie and Growing in Life

Posted on 4/8/2019

My 11 year old son has been playing soccer for 7 years. He has had great success in his position and is well liked by his coaches & teammates. Recently he’s been told he will likely be moved up...

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Toilet Training Times Two Continued!

Posted on 4/7/2019

To clarify on the former question: Our 3 y.o. son was completely out of diapers for several months (with hardly any success) when we bought Rosemond's book. Before we had the chance to read it, he...

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10-Year-Old's Abusive Behavior Demands Zero Tolerance

Posted on 4/6/2019

My ten year old daughter hurts my three year old son. She turned ten in March of this year and he just turned three two months ago. She pokes him in the eyes and leaves scratch marks, screams in...

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LOVE and LEAD, Even at Bedtime

Posted on 4/5/2019

Good morning, I need some advice on sleep for my 4 year old. She goes to daycare during the day. They make the children take a 2 hour nap. She does not nap on the weekends. We are struggling...

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Three's A Charm - Until It Comes to Potty Training!!!

Posted on 4/4/2019

I have 3 kids, the youngest one is 23 months now, I realize he has to use his potty by now, but he refuses. He does not like to be naked, and when I let him to go without diaper he would bring to...

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Get Off the Repeating Merry-go-round

Posted on 4/4/2019

When I am telling my children to do smth, or not to do, I have to repeat it many times. I have to raise my voice, but I hate to scream. Or when I tell my son to do smth, he would repeat after me...

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Helping the Shy Child

Posted on 4/2/2019

Hello! Our oldest daughter is going on 4 next month. She has always been on the quiet side. The last week few weeks I have noticed that when we receive company or we go visit others that she...

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Potty Refusals

Posted on 4/1/2019

I am entering my 2nd month of potty training my 23 month old. He started off great, and we had a lot of success. However, I have noticed in the past two weeks, he has been EXTREMELY stubborn and...

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10-Year-Old Throwing 2-Year-Old Tantrums!

Posted on 3/31/2019

My husband and I have a 10-year-old son who is normal in every way except that he has tantrums every time he is asked to do something he doesn't want to do. He is typically compliant, polite,...

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Distractible Kids - Frustrated Mom

Posted on 3/30/2019

Dear Rosemond and team, Im still having a tough time with the kids. I'll just write 2 questions in one - My almost 5 year old finally earned his 30 stickers (from no tantrums + aggression)..now...

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Boy likes to partake in “girl activities"

Posted on 3/29/2019

My two and a half year old likes to dress up in princess costumes and seems drawn to girl characters in movies. He has an older sister that just turned 4 and she loves all the princess things. I...

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How Coaching Works

Posted on 3/27/2019

Thank you for the response and I’m so sorry for your loss. Can you clarify how the private parenting coaches work and how much it is and for what amount of time? I’ve been reading The Well Behaved...

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New to N75

Posted on 3/27/2019

We have started N75 with our 20 month old son. We are three days in. He will say “uh oh, pee pee,” when he pees in his underwear. I calmly tell him that pee belongs in his potty every time he wets...

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Potty Training Patience

Posted on 3/27/2019

Hello. I am potty training my son. He will be 2 years old on May 12th. We have been at it for 4 weeks as of this writing. I am following Rosemond's N75 method; however, admittedly, I put a pull-up...

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Strike a Balance

Posted on 3/26/2019

I’m having a difficult time with my nearly 6 year old son. It feels like we are butting heads all of the time. He has become increasingly more sensitive lately. Throwing huge tantrums, crying over...

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6 yro has trouble occupying herself

Posted on 3/25/2019

Our 6-year-old daughter does not like to occupy herself. When we ask her to play by herself, she keeps coming from her room asking us to play with her or asking us to be with her. But when she is...

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How to Nip Whining in the Bud

Posted on 3/24/2019

Hello, my 3-year-old whines quite a bit. Most of the times he jumps up and down when asking for something. He whines more when he doesn’t get what he wants, is sick, tired, etc. We tell him we’ll...

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5 year old loves/hates martial arts class

Posted on 3/23/2019

My 5.5 year old son gets really angry before going to his martial arts class, which he loves. In the past 2 weeks he has thrown huge fits, soaked his uniform in the sink (he had to go to class...

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