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Rejected by adult children.

Posted 1 week ago

It is embarrassing to admit that we have seemed to blow it as parents, but it sure appears to be the case! I have contacted you about our daughter that has pretty much cut us off and blame us for...

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Clarification, Please

Posted 1 week ago

Hey there...just wondering if you had any books or articles to recommend for parental alienation? Thank you, Julie

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Perfectionist 10 Year Old

Posted 2 weeks ago

My eldest daughter is a perfectionist. She is a very organized person and is doing well in school. However, whenever she can't solve a homework problem or she struggles with new song on the piano,...

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Daily chores need to do by themselves

Posted 3 weeks ago

My kids have daily chores that they do when they get home from school and they always ask me to help them and I do. I want to encourage team work, but I also want them to be independent enough to...

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American Homeschool Association

Posted on 10/13/2017

I'm trying to find the home school website John recommends in his book The Diseasing of America's Children, but I can't seem to access it? Can you provide any home schooling website that I can...

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Whining

Posted on 7/6/2017

I have read quiet a bit of John's articles, books and listen to his podcasts. He doesn't talk about whining. Our kids drive us absolutely crazy with whining all day long. They complain...

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When a Child Refuses to Go to Their Room

Posted on 6/21/2017

A follow up question to using the chart or ticket method. The child loses all their tickets or all the boxes are marked off due to misbehavior and the consequence is to be in their room the rest...

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Separation and Time with Children

Posted on 5/30/2017

My husband is a covert narcissist. After many years of a bad marriage we have "separated". (I cannot divorce him for fear a judge will give him alone time with our children) He is very immature...

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Answer is coming!

Posted on 5/19/2017

I received an email that my question was answered but when I log in and check in my questions asked it says "Awaiting Answer". Where do I go to read the answer?

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Co-sleeping?

Posted on 5/6/2017

how to address the issue of a child sleeping in bed with mother and father.

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How Much Attention?

Posted on 4/25/2017

Love your radio program and love your philosophy. But I'm concerned about something you said. It is that parents don't have to and shouldn't focus their attention on their child but on each other...

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When Grandma is a Softie

Posted on 4/5/2017

Our children are very close with their grandparents. We do not live in the same city as them but they are only an hour away and they see them very regularly. We expect our children to use...

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Sweet Stuff

Posted on 3/26/2017

HI there! Do you have any advice how much of the sweet stuff kids should be allowed? We generally do not eat chocolates, lollies or cakes on a regular basis. If we do, it would be the...

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Special Place vs. Timeout

Posted on 3/25/2017

Can you explain to me the difference between a "special place" [ex. for screaming] and a time out, as well as how one enforces the child staying in said place?

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Push Back on Toilet Training...From Others

Posted on 3/22/2017

Not a question so much as... OMG we are about to start toilet training with N/$75 and getting so much negative feedback! I keep being sent these two studies (in articles)... One is that my...

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Thoughts on Love and Logic

Posted on 3/7/2017

How do you feel about the love and logic series/method? There has been a lot of discussion at my son's preschool about love and logic and I am curious about what your thoughts are. Thanks!

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Please?

Posted on 2/28/2017

Can you give me your advice on the use of the word "please" when addressing our children? Should we be avoiding this word when issuing instructions to the children, but otherwise it is fine? ...

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How Much Time Away From Home?

Posted on 2/15/2017

I asked this earlier and got a great response but wanted to ask a different way....how much time is too much time away from home? Is one day a week, three times a week? What would be the...

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Error: No Chart

Posted on 1/25/2017

Hi! Where is the chart for timeout mentioned in the Ticket article? "3. (Optional) A time-out of five to fifteen minutes can also be enforced (see chart...

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Get Rid of All the Psychiatrists?

Posted on 1/23/2017

John, I listen to your radio shows and believe every word you speak. Is there a possibly your show can include actions we citizens can take to eradicate psychiatry and psychology from American...

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Setting up the garden in your home.

Posted on 1/22/2017

Hi my question is regarding the kicking out of the garden . If the child's room is stripped of all but what is needed, all toys are taken away as well as tv and any activities outside of the...

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How to Hire a Parent Coach

Posted on 1/20/2017

Hi, My wife and I are thinking of hiring a coach. Is there a place on the website that shows all the coaches or do we simply just fill out the form and wait for someone to contact us?...

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Sibling Conflict

Posted on 1/5/2017

In regards to siblings and tattling. Do you have any ideas other than the "if nobody is hurt no tattling" rule.

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Tackling Minor Issues

Posted on 12/31/2016

My wife and I are discussing smaller issues in our household that we want to train our children in. Examples of these issues are leaving lights on when leaving a room, shutting door during rest...

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Kudos on Advice

Posted on 12/9/2016

No question just a heartfelt thank you. My daughter is about three weeks into her new school and I can't believe what a difference it has made. There was hardly any kicking and screaming, just...

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Is the Boy Autistic?

Posted on 12/7/2016

My son's teacher is concerned about him being autistic. She says he is having trouble staying focused in class, stares into space and sits quietly laughing to himself and talks to himself. Is this...

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Boarding school?

Posted on 11/14/2016

Dear John, What are your opinions about sending a boy to boarding school for high school? When is it a good idea and when is it not? What are the circumstances within the boy and within the...

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How to Like Stepparents

Posted on 11/9/2016

Hi! We are a blended family. My husband and I both have custody of our children. What can parents do to encourage a good relationship between their children and their spouse (the children's...

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Husband and Wife Not on Same Parenting Page

Posted on 11/7/2016

Our issue has more to do with my spouse & me being on the same page & communicating. We have both read John's books, my hubby knows I'm a big proponent of his methods and says he "agrees" but,...

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The marriage came second.

Posted on 11/5/2016

We are retirement age. I already have and my husband plans to soon. It is a blended family. My husband's daughter continues to make poor choices and knows her dad will pay for everything. He...

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Not so friendly friend

Posted on 10/28/2016

What advice would you give to a child whose friend at one point called her a chicken for not wanting to be rude to an older man who asked that she stop playing in some water at a local park (he...

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Achieving in School

Posted on 10/25/2016

HI! In John's book "Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Success in School" he mentions a weekly high school report card in chapter 4. He also mentions that you should never require more than...

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Homework Help for Child Below Grade Level

Posted on 9/27/2016

Should rules for a fostering to adopt child who is severely behind in grade level have a different set of rules for daily homework help than what you have set forth in you books?

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Laptop Use in Elementary School

Posted on 9/14/2016

Good Morning. My daughter's school wants to introduce a new IT vision starting from next year with the year 4 class. It would involve the parents and the school together purchasing laptops for...

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Husband and Wife Disagree on Allowance Tied to Chores

Posted on 9/7/2016

My husband and I cannot seem to agree on an issue concerning our children. It involves not tying their allowance to their chores. I have read numerous articles of Rosemond's articles/books that...

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Expectations for Safety and Manners

Posted on 8/27/2016

What are your thoughts on asking if a family has guns in the house (and asking how they are locked up) before letting my children go over to play? Also, what are your thoughts on insisting...

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Definition of Psychiatry?

Posted on 8/13/2016

Thank you for the definition of Psychology (Post-Modern Religion by Faith). What is your definition of Psychiatry? It appears to me that psychology ranks children in the family as 1st class...

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Equal Penalty for Sibling Conflict

Posted on 7/26/2016

We have been using the disturbing the peace system with good success. What do you suggest in the situation where one child is out of the house when his siblings get strikes? For example, Child A...

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Parents United

Posted on 7/14/2016

Looking for article stating how important it is for parents to show respect for each other and to collaborate on how to deal with children and not undermine each other

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Is it working?

Posted on 6/11/2016

I have been working for some time with the ticket system mostly targeting listening to adults. The exception being he loses all tickets for hitting. My son is not responding well. I expected it to...

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Follow-Up: Multiple Issues

Posted on 6/1/2016

John, yes we are christians and we are in new jersey?

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Why Not Say Yes to the Small Stuff?

Posted on 5/30/2016

Hi john, I just read your post--impulse control, the hallmark of life. The one about a kid getting a Mohawk. I tend to see parenting so very similar to you--thus why I own several of your books...

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Grandparents Raising Grandchild

Posted on 5/30/2016

Grandparents have been raising 6-year old due to parental stupidity: However, they "seem" to be getting their act together and recently, child said she loves us but wants to live and be with ...

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Micromanaging

Posted on 5/24/2016

In response to my question about my 6 year old and her violin practice, you said: "The first thing is to make sure you aren't micromanaging. " Gulp. I'm sure you're right. Would you please...

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Husband or Dog?

Posted on 5/24/2016

Our family has a 1 year old German Shepherd that we got as a puppy. My husband and I talked about how we would raise the dog before we got her. I would be doing most of the work with her because I...

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Open Adoption Rights

Posted on 5/19/2016

What can you tell me about my, and my son's rights in open adoption? The mother has missed last two court scheduled visits. Made no other contact since. Father missed last scheduled visit. Wants...

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Grandmother's Spoiling is Making Children Ill

Posted on 4/20/2016

Hi, my kids are intolerant to dairies and gluten and complex sugar like withe sugar. My mother doesn't care about that. When I don't look, she gives my kids food behind my back. My kids are...

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Meal Time Attitude

Posted on 4/11/2016

Recently we are having a problem with our daughters attitude at meal times. As soon as any food is placed in front of her she immediately starts jerking her body around,whining,grunting, making...

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Parenting in Step Families

Posted on 4/5/2016

We are a struggling blended family. My husband has 3 children (ages 7, 12, 17) from a previous marriage. They would most likely still be married if they saw eye to eye on how life/children...

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Preparing a Child for the World

Posted on 4/4/2016

What is the appropriate age for a girl to explain that no one should be touching her inappropriately and if something ever happens that she can always talk to mom and dad about it?

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