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Time to Reboot

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Mum burn out..I really struggle with following through because I am exhausted and will lose my temper by shouting, sometimes I want to lash out in violence because I’ve lost control but I haven’t...

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4 year old terrorist wearing out her family

Posted 3 days ago

Our 4 year old daughter has become a complete terrorist. She has always been difficult and challenging but it’s only getting worse by the day. We have always been strict parents and have...

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Define "Disciplined"

Posted 3 days ago

Whenever we have friends or family over or we’re at an event with other kids our 4 year old daughter very rarely engages in playing with the children and constantly wants to be where the adults...

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Getting Started on the Ticket System

Posted 1 week ago

At what age is it appropriate to do 2 sets of tickets? One for sibling conflict and one for personal? How long should I wait to start there personal ones? We just started sibling conflict about a...

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Food battles with a 2 year old.

Posted 1 week ago

We have a 2 year old son who is extremely picky, after feeling completely defeated by making and giving different meals for him from what the family was eating, we decided to only offer him what...

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The Doctor Can Help!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our middle child, a 5 year old boy, has intense emotions. We have (re)started the ticket system with him and his older brother, and he consistently loses tickets after school in the car. We have...

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Reading is Good!

Posted 3 weeks ago

I solved my own incessant talker. Every time he bugs me and won't be quiet, I tell him to go read a book. Works like a charm and he's becoming an A1 reader!

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Incessant Talker Is Wearing On Mom

Posted 4 weeks ago

I can't believe no one has asked this question, or am I the only one in agony? I have a seven year old who never shuts up! I know it goes right back to having to be in the center of the...

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Bedtime and night waking potty breaks

Posted on 8/22/2021

28 month old daughter bedtime routine and waking at night. Our 3rd child, who is 28 months recently started climbing (and falling) out of her crib, so we moved her to a toddler bed a little...

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Granny is Tired of 7 Year Olds Nightly Walks

Posted on 8/21/2021

My granddaughter lives with me, along with her two children The 7 year old boy is a tough case. His mother and I do NOT parent anything alike. This boy gets up almost every night and roams the...

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Who's in Charge?

Posted on 8/21/2021

My issue is that I have two boys ages 6 and 3. Both will not stay in place on timeout or stay in their bedroom on timeout when my husband is not home. Do you have any recommendations?

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Be a first responder

Posted on 8/20/2021

We have a 2 year old (4 months from turning 3) who finds disobedience hilarious. As his mom, I am struggling to know how to discipline and correct him. I will give a few examples. He locked...

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How to take my parenting responsibilities back from an 8 yro.

Posted on 8/19/2021

We have 2 boys, a 2yr and 8 yr old. We struggle a lot with the latter since we can remember. His defiance, disrespect, angry reactions, moaning and loud crying seem to be at an all time high....

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Bossy Miss 6

Posted on 8/17/2021

Hi there! My 6 year old (Miss 6) tends to hugely overreact. It's not tantrums, per say, so the tantrum spot is not utilised. It's more anger and "wordiness." (Miss 6: "I asked sister THREE...

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"Anything for Attention and The Most Annoying Thing Ever"

Posted on 8/11/2021

I have a seven year old boy who is a copycat. There are adults around him who clear their throat, so now he is clearing his throat. It has become a habit and when he gets mad, he exaggerates it...

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Consistency is the key to success

Posted on 8/10/2021

I have a 6 yo daughter and 3 yo son. Daughter is often "mean" to son verbally. His 3 yr old talkativeness bothers her, and she frequently shouts at him ("be quiet!" etc.) My and wife's approach...

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The Doctor can Help!

Posted on 8/7/2021

My son is 6. He recently has been throwing screaming fits and occasionally outright refusing to do things such as get dressed or wash himself in the bath. We feel like we cannot “make” him do...

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You're in Charge

Posted on 8/6/2021

My son is 9 yo. Like his dad and me, he tends to be in the chunky side of the physique spectrum. Being an only child....not having permanent full time playmates makes it easy for him to not be as...

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When Your Teen Cancels God

Posted on 8/1/2021

Our 15 year old (High IQ) grandson recently informed his mother (our daughter) that he does not believe in God. This has devastated her and us.She is divorced from his father and they have 50/50...

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Do What You Can Do

Posted on 7/30/2021

My stepsons are 12 and 14. We also have a 4 and 2 year old. Their mother has been generally uncooperative and at times hostile to us, and treats the boys very differently. She doesn’t seem to like...

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9 year old won’t stop crying

Posted on 7/30/2021

My 9 year old son cries at what seems like the drop of a hat and sometimes it's out of the blue and seems that it should be a behavior that he should have outgrown by his age. Many times it's due...

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Consult Medical Doctor for Questions About Medication

Posted on 7/28/2021

Our 22 yr-old son started taking Vyvance and Adderall early on in college after someone introduced him to the “benefits”. He has been listening to John Rosemond recently and concluded himself that...

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Smelly kid

Posted on 7/27/2021

My four year old daughter has been potty trained for a few years now but she constantly either forgets to wipe or doesn’t do it well enough despite all my efforts. She smells like pee almost...

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Things You Can't Change

Posted on 7/25/2021

One of the moms in our play date group does not believe in disciplining her children. Her 4 year old son has meltdowns, takes toys from other children, and BITES when he doesn’t get his way. When...

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Coping with the pain of losing a parent

Posted on 7/19/2021

My daughter recently died of brain cancer. Her husband works full time and I am with the kids (ages 8, 9, 11 and 15) most of the time. I would like to know how to help them through the grieving...

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Convert Nap Time to Quiet Time As Toddler Outgrows Naps

Posted on 7/17/2021

My just turned 2 year old toddler is refusing naps. She has been out of routine since the clocks have changed and as we have just moved and not been at home for nap times so I’ve let her sleep in...

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8 year old boy missing his friends after moving

Posted on 7/16/2021

We’ve recently relocated and all my 8 year old does is complain he misses his old friends from his old school. I understand transitions are difficult and life has changed a lot but my sons quality...

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Hiccup on the road to diaper freedom!

Posted on 7/15/2021

We started potty training our toddler about 5 months ago when he was 26 months. Unfortunately, we had not discovered Rosemond's books yet. We used a similar, but not exact same method. We...

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8-Year-Old Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Posted on 7/15/2021

Sometimes my 8 year old is lovely and I feel so proud of him. Other times like today, I am speechless, humiliated, overwhelmed and defeated. I picked my son up from boys brigades and he was...

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Toddler's Hitting Problem

Posted on 7/13/2021

My 2 almost 3 year old daughter has a problem with hitting how can I help her ?

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Toilet training- acting out or an accident?

Posted on 7/12/2021

We potty trained our daughter at 2yr 1mo old. She is 2yr 6mo old now. Today, her teacher at daycare said every time they told her “no” today, she would walk away and have a pee accident. They...

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Naps

Posted on 7/11/2021

My 2.5 year old fights us over naps every weekend. She’s in daycare Monday through Friday and takes a nap every day. But on Saturdays and Sundays, she screams and screams, “NO NAP!!!...

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Helping Child Deal With Frustration

Posted on 7/6/2021

I am writing because I do not know how to handle an issue with my 9 year old son. He is a very good student in school, has never been in trouble and all of his teachers sing his praises. He is...

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Mom Feels 3-Year-Old Asks For Permission in Excess

Posted on 7/1/2021

Hi, my daughter 3 yrs old, needs us to tell her or ‘give permission’ for most of the things she does. The cookie would be right in front of her and she would say ‘I want the cookie’. Going to pee...

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Sleeping in His Own Bed

Posted on 6/30/2021

My son is 5 years old and still does not stay in his bed all night. Admittedly, we have let him get in our bed and know it's our fault for allowing him to do this since he was about 3. However, we...

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Decisions have consequences

Posted on 6/30/2021

Our nine year old daughter has recently made a string of bad decisions. Yesterday, we found a substantial chunk of wood missing from our sofa table. We assumed our toddler twins were just playing...

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Potty-gate

Posted on 6/27/2021

We are doing N75 with our 19-month old boy and just started our third week. It seems to be one step forward, seven steps back. He refuses to sit on the potty, but will consent to urinate in it...

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To Ballet, Or Not to Ballet?

Posted on 6/24/2021

I'm a homeschooling mom of two (ages almost 10 and 11). My daughters are involved in a Christian ballet school as an extra curricular activity. They have been going to ballet for about three...

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Taming 5 year Old Stubbornness

Posted on 6/21/2021

My 5 year old daughters stubbornness cannot be tamed and I’m not sure what to do. I completely emptied her room 10 days ago. She had 2 blankets and a pillow and that’s it. She had shown great...

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God Bless parents who adopt.

Posted on 6/20/2021

We have a soon to be 12 year old daughter who we adopted at 6 years old. She was abandoned by her mother at a year and a half and was with one foster family before us. She has always been...

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Take charge grandmother - it's your home.

Posted on 6/19/2021

My 7 yr old grandson, who lives with me is the poster child for oppositional/defiant. My parenting style and my granddaughter’s are so different. Besides everything being a battle with him, when...

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18 MO Showing Herself In More Ways Than One

Posted on 6/18/2021

How do we discipline our 18 month old daughter? She has started throwing her toys or other items out of frustration or in an attempt to get our attention. She has also started slapping me. When...

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Helpful resources do exist.

Posted on 6/15/2021

I'm dealing with postpartum depression, I have a 5 month old and a 2 year old with autism....I don't know where to find help that doesn't cost an arm and a leg....

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Lock Up

Posted on 6/15/2021

I am reading through John’s terrific 2 book and he mentions using child locks on kitchen cabinet doors etc but I am in rented accommodation and not allowed to put fitted child locks on the kitchen...

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Aggression Toward Family Pet Is Unacceptable

Posted on 6/15/2021

Help…my 5 year old kicked our 6 month old puppy so hard I think his leg may be broken. I am disturbed beyond words. Heartbroken and feel like I’m a horrible parent. She first lied and said he...

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I'm Down with Him Bein' a HomeBoy--a 4-year old's schooling

Posted on 6/13/2021

Good Afternoon, We are left with 3 decisions for my 4.5 year old boy regarding school next year: 1) Public JK where we hear the curriculum is very play based. 2) Montessori - will receive...

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Tough Love Needed For 25 YO Daughter

Posted on 6/13/2021

How do I correct the co-dependent relationship I have with my 25 year old daughter--that I just came to recognize. I'm a people pleaser and she's a controller, so guess who wins... I need help....

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