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Developing the Skill To Play by Oneself

Posted 1 week ago

Any special resources you would recommend for an only child? When I see "play by yourself" I often feel guilty because he is really by himself! I think I overindulge due to guilt that he's alone....

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Soldiers and Cars and Football-Card Stars: that's what little boys are made of

Posted on 7/26/2020

My child always wants me to play with him. He wants me to play football cards, army, cars boys games that I have absolutely no interest in. I feel forced and resentful so I say no, I can read...

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Assist with Homework - or Not?

Posted on 7/23/2020

Based on the book The Well Behaved Child, what age/grade should a parent stop assisting with homework?

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dad on very different page

Posted on 7/2/2020

Do you have any advice for a parent who is the primary disciplinarian in a 2-parent household? For example, after my daughter receives punishment from me for a misbehavior, her dad will often...

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Potty Bell

Posted on 6/29/2020

We’ve implemented potty bell. Sometimes she sits for 3 seconds then pops up and goes somewhere else, and other times she doesn’t want to sit at all. We’ve had zero success on the toilet. We are...

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Self-Destructing Son

Posted on 6/24/2020

I am so thankful for this site and your support. I feel empowered and encouraged. It seems very recently that whenever my son is asked to do a chore, he injures himself. These are simple age...

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Talking to Kids About Dyslexia

Posted on 6/11/2020

My son has a moderate case of dyslexia, and he is 10. Our daughter, who is 7, has a mild case of dyslexia. Our son, of course, knows he is dyslexic, however, we have not told our daughter she is...

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John Rosemond Books in Spanish

Posted on 5/21/2020

What books does John have in spanish?

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Disorder?

Posted on 5/14/2020

Do you have any resources that you recommend for eating disorders?

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Playing with Toy Guns- Keep It Simple

Posted on 5/2/2020

My son has taken an interest in gun play. He likes making guns with blocks of lego and sticks and playing with his nerf gun. I want him to enjoy this play but in a way that is fun and healthy,...

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Helping Kids Develop Good Habits Without Nagging

Posted on 4/14/2020

My 7 year old has a habit of leaving lights on when he leaves the room, leaving the toilet seat up, not flushing the toilet chain, leaving rubbish out, not putting his laundry in basket etc. How...

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Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Posted on 4/13/2020

My daughter and I are mystified. Her 15 month old has begun waking during sleep, nighttime or nap time, with screaming. During the night he will do this 2-3 times and go back to sleep. During naps...

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When 'Because I Said So' Isn't Working

Posted on 2/9/2020

I have the audible version of Parenting by the Book, which I love & has been very helpful. In one part of the book Dr. Rosemond gives a few simple explanations that are ok to give to children,...

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Your Place, Your Rules.

Posted on 12/28/2019

What should parents do about young adults away at college who come back on breaks and are disrespectful, entitled, rude? Even going so far as to (after they say things that are out of line...

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Forming a United Parenting Front

Posted on 12/1/2019

Hello...fully realizing Mr Rosemond is NOT a marriage counselor I do have a question. I am 70 years old and my spouse is 49. We have a daughter, 10 years old, that is very bright (public school...

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Put Parenting Anxiety to Rest

Posted on 11/30/2019

I have been following John Rosemond podcasts for a while now and everything he says tends to make sense and sit well with me. However, I am lacking so much common sense in parenting having come...

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Ignoring Bad Habits

Posted on 11/25/2019

My 9-year-old daughter still puts things in her mouth and chews on them like a toddler: Lego pieces, wrappers, etc. It seems like she has an oral fixation and always needs to be chewing or sucking...

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Individual Time With Children

Posted on 10/21/2019

What is Mr. Rosemond's take on parents spending daily "special time" with each child, 15-30 mins per day? All the "empathy parenting" websites claim that daily special time is essential for...

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Marijuana Madness

Posted on 10/17/2019

Hello.. again.. thank you for all your previous answers and advice. I would like thoughts on my husband using marijuana. It will be legalized in our state January 2020, so he's getting it...

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Timeline for Picky Eaters

Posted on 9/22/2019

At what age is it recommended to start Dr. Rosemond's technique for picky eaters?

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Parenting Strategies Not Paying Off

Posted on 9/18/2019

I have been the children's director for 20+ years at our church. Most of our parents use the book "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Paul Tripp. I feel like parents are explaining themselves to...

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Retreats with Dr. Rosemond

Posted on 8/30/2019

Will there be any parent retreats in 2020 on the east coast? We would be interested.

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Conversation interrupters.

Posted on 8/18/2019

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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Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Posted on 8/7/2019

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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Posted on 6/28/2019

What is the best way to get your husband to become "husband first", when he has put every other role (provider, father, hobbies) first instead? My attempts at intimacy, or "wife first"...

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To Adopt or Not Adopt

Posted on 6/12/2019

Hello, We are considering adopting a child who was addicted to methamphetamine in the womb. He also was exposed to marijuana and cigarettes. We have compassion for him, and we know it is not...

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He has got one ticket to ride!

Posted on 6/6/2019

What do we do when our son loses a ticket (currently our ticket system is for disrespectful behavior - specifically for talking back, name calling and/or mocking) and on his way to timeout he does...

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What's a Grandmother To Do?

Posted on 4/29/2019

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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Ask them no questions, and they will tell you no lies!

Posted on 3/2/2019

Dear John and team, almost 2 years ago I posted a question about my daughter lying about this and that and just generally not wanting to give a straight answer. We were advised to "ask no...

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Why Should Children Listen?

Posted on 2/11/2019

I received a response from Sarah Hamaker, thank you. I'm writing in response to your response. As I said in my 1st note, this situation has been going on since our 14 year old was probably about...

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Children Ruling the Roost

Posted on 2/7/2019

Dear Dr. John Rosemond, My husband found out about your profession, while listening to one of your broadcasts. We have purchased several of your books about how to raise & disciplines children. I...

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Posted on 2/7/2019

Would you advise telling your son that God didn’t create him as gay? I told him this initially, but I don’t want to make all of our conversations revolve around this. We told him he cannot date...

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Outside Influences

Posted on 1/1/2019

I have 5 kids ranging from 3mo to 7 years old. Both sets of grandparents live local and are involved. One set is often I overreaching. They hold some Christian beliefs. They recently told our...

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Mom overwhelmed!

Posted on 12/23/2018

I feel overwhelmed. My husband doesn't listen to me, he won't talk about how to solve problems and only talks about work. We live with my mom for financial reasons and she undermines any...

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Step IN TIME!

Posted on 12/22/2018

I am apart of a step family. I am having trouble with my step children not accepting me. I feel like this is highly due to how their mother feels about me even though she wanted the divorce she...

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Communication

Posted on 12/18/2018

The John Rosemond books and this site have been helpful to me in regards to how I interact with my children. I would like to make our home a marriage centered home, but my husband and I have a...

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Trauma Causes Diabetes?

Posted on 11/26/2018

I recently went to a conference that had a trauma counselor speak. A lot of it was psychology. She said psychology used to not be a measurable science, but after new studies it now is. She said...

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Educational Feel Good Programs

Posted on 11/16/2018

What are your thoughts on NEDRP? Restorative practices in education......seems to me like catering to already entitled and spoiled children......building a relationship.....blah blah blah.....Why...

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Role Reversal Questions

Posted on 11/16/2018

What are your thoughts regarding a wife being the bread winner and a husband staying home with the children. I make significantly more money than my husband so it appears to make sense financially...

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The Chart System

Posted on 11/16/2018

What's the "Chart" system?

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Turn-around Time

Posted on 9/26/2018

What is the expected turn around time on having a question answered? I asked one a week ago and haven’t gotten a reply. Just making sure it didn’t get lost in the shuffle somewhere... thanks, Ashley

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Respecting family rules when out with other families' children do what they want

Posted on 9/23/2018

How can I make my child respect our own family rules in public when we're out with other parents and their children seem to do what they want? I don't want to be judgmental towards the other...

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Teaching a Child to Say "I'm Sorry"

Posted on 9/23/2018

How do I make my child say they're sorry when they hurt someone or did something wrong?

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Throwing fits at bedtime

Posted on 8/22/2018

Hello! Our eldest daughter started throwing wild tantrums when we put her to bed. Since 1.5 week after we go through our usual bedtime routine and when we are set to leave her room, she jumps...

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When discipline doesn't work

Posted on 8/8/2018

My son doesn't respond to most of the punishments we give because they have been given repeatedly. I have never sent him to bed without dinner, though there have been many times the situation was...

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Overwhelmed Mom wants to take back her authority, but can't stop yelling

Posted on 8/7/2018

My son is extremely defiant and NOTHING we have tried thus far has made a difference. Spanking him has to be done several times over, and is always accompanied by screaming, blaming, back-talk,...

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