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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, It is so hard to tell who the scammers are and who are legitimate in the "medical" realm. I have a friend who has a son who has all the classic symptoms of actual autism, but his Dr. has not...

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2 year old Hair Cut Anxiety

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello, my son is 2 years and 3 months old. He has not had a full evaluation for autism yet but is showing signs and is nonverbal. He is in desperate need of a haircut but anytime we have taken him...

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Grandparent worries.

Posted on 5/10/2021

What can you do when your just turned 17 yr old son decides he doesn't want to do what it takes to succeed in school and wants to quit? What do you do when this boy starts breaking curfews and...

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Should Parents Start Naked & $75 Before or After they Move?

Posted on 4/8/2021

My son, who is 20 months old has stomach issues with constipation. On average he is constipated about two times a month at least. We are starting potty training this weekend, and we are worried...

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Parent Worried About Autism

Posted on 4/4/2021

4-year old, dad not involved since his birth. 8 months ago my child saw a video about pregnant ladies and since then he pretends to be pregnant. he knows he is a boy and that cannot happen but...

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Potty Training Two Kids at Once- Go for it!

Posted on 11/1/2020

I've read the toilet training book. I'm going to start with my older son (30 mos) on Thursday. I also have a 17 mo son that I was thinking of training at the same time. I know he is a little...

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Keep Delicate Conversations As Simple as Possible

Posted on 10/22/2020

Hello! I am wondering how, when the topic comes up, should I address same sex relationships with my kids (mainly my 8 year old son for now; I also have a 4 year old daughter). We are Catholic...

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Adjusting to a New Pre School Can Be Hard

Posted on 9/25/2020

We are struggling with our 3-year-old at school. She started in PK-3 this year at a new school. The past 3 years she has been in daycare/pre-school. Where to begin... and by the way all of these...

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What Is A Normal 3 Year Old?

Posted on 8/19/2020

Our little boy turns 3 in a week. He is one of the youngest in his preschool class (cutoff is 9/1 and his birthday is 8/25) and some classmates have been 3 since last fall. I feel that he is...

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7 year old craving constant attention

Posted on 4/14/2020

My 7 year old struggles to play by himself. He wants me to play with him all the time. For example he is always complaining he cannot find a Lego piece before he has actually looked, he needs help...

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OCD or just feeling special?

Posted on 2/28/2020

My 11 year old daughter has several ocd like behaviors. I have started to work on a few of them after reading and hearing your podcasts. My question is should I do them all at once or one at a...

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2 Year Old Doesn't Respond When Name Is Called

Posted on 2/6/2020

My 2-year-old does not respond to his name at all 99% of the time when he is called. He doesn't even glance in my direction. We have had his hearing tested (it is normal) and we're pretty sure...

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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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Mom of twin girls isn't having fun being a Mom.

Posted on 8/20/2018

Hi team Rosemond, I need a pep talk. My twins are 4 years old in December, both girls. They have been raised Rosemond style from the start and are good kids. However, for whatever reason, I...

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When should a bystander intervene?

Posted on 8/19/2018

While entering a grocery store last week, I saw a mother leaving the store, pushing a stroller with her son (age 3?). She was clearly angry with the boy as she was pushing him. Then she stopped,...

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Looking for an article...

Posted on 6/3/2018

I would like a copy of the article written for the Naples Daily News on January 1, 2017. Can you tell me how to get it?

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Spiritual Caregivers

Posted on 2/16/2018

Thanks for your column. Please keep it up. I pass many of them on to my children, two of whom are now parents. My question is about your statement that "no consistent body of research done...

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Problems with live-in adult stepdaughter continue

Posted on 2/10/2018

My 43 year old stepdaughter and her 9 year old daughter have been living with us for almost 3 years because her husband is an alcoholic and was violent when they were living in CA. They moved back...

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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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Teaching Toddlers Independence

Posted on 11/20/2016

My son is 2 years old and we have been working on independent play. We have paired down toys and made sure they are creative ones you recommend and eliminated most tv. He does well playing alone...

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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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Posted on 3/10/2016

My husband and I have decided that we do not want to allow our children to participate in sleep overs. We have moved to a new city and are just making new friends and meeting new families (it's a...

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Tiger Woods?

Posted on 1/24/2014

You wrote a great article "Toddler/Preschool Classes" Published January 9, 2007, that as a preschool teacher and parent educator I would like to share with our parents. The only problem is that...

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Booking info and John's calendar

Posted on 12/28/2013

Where can I find John's speaking calendar, parent retreat, or book him as a speaker or a school or other organization for 2014?

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Questions about Questions on ParentGuru

Posted on 11/6/2013

I have two questions... neither of which are parent/child related, more John Rosemond's books / Parent Guru related... 1. I have read "New Parent Power" and really enjoyed it - it's fabulous. ...

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Where to buy your books?

Posted on 11/1/2013

I need to buy some more of your books. Would you mind sharing with us whether it makes any difference on your end whether we buy your books from your website, from another online store, or from a...

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6 year old, "I hate myself!"

Posted on 10/16/2013

Good Afternoon, My son is six years old and extremely sensitive. He's polite very kind and pretty much a rule follower. He does express anger at times when things don't go his way but he's very...

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Posted on 10/16/2013

I really enjoyed your previous revival of the blog. Any plans to resume? Hopefully this is just while you are on sabbatical, and are merely resting up for some very eloquent rants!

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Kid hates camp

Posted on 7/23/2013

My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is...

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1 year old : allowing a child to cry

Posted on 4/23/2013

My son's girlfriend and I have differing viewpoints on whether it is okay to allow a 1 1/2 year old to cry if they are not hurt. I say it's okay. She gets so angry at me if I babysit and allow her...

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1 year old : I used an egg donor...when and how do I explain?

Posted on 3/16/2013

Due to infertility problems I used an egg donor to have our daughter. I realize I have quite some time until I explain this as our daughter is only 22 months old. I cannot help but already worry...

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4 year old : unbelieving unhappy spouse

Posted on 2/21/2013

48 year old male, married 18 years with 2 children 6 and 4. I have been reading your books and using your methods for over 15 years. I love your beliefs and methods. I am very happy and proud of...

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Presentation Skills

Posted on 12/20/2012

John I am 55 years old and have worked as a counselor and now I'm making a change and need to be able to make presentations to a group (rather than one-on-one which is all I have ever done). I see...

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1 year old : How many books is ok?

Posted on 6/11/2012

We are completely on board with limiting toys . . . but how many books should our 18-month-old son have available? Note that he LOVES books and can entertain himself for 40 minutes pulling out and...

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11 year old : change of behavior

Posted on 4/5/2012

My son who is 11 and is in 6th grade is emotionally immature but has always been academically advanced has started to try to get his friends to laugh by being rude to others, laughing at...

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12 year old : therapist

Posted on 4/5/2012

Can you recommend a therapist in the Rock Hill, SC area? Issues are anger related for a 12 year old. Thanks

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4 year old : clothing diva

Posted on 3/5/2012

Our 4 1/2 year old is very particular about outfits. i think it's more about the comfort than anything else. She has so many nice things that people have given her and she always has her few...

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Living with Children 2

Posted on 10/10/2011

        My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They've recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every...

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Living with Children

Posted on 10/7/2011

Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2011, John K. Rosemond Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one. Second, I am convinced...

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1 year old : Sex Offender Gene?

Posted on 10/5/2011

The man who contributed his genetics that God used to create our beautiful son (he doesn't get the title of bio father) raped our son's biological mother. A doctor recently suggested to us that...

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2 year old : Audio Books

Posted on 8/12/2011

Do you have either your terrible twos book or the well behaved child in audio form? My husband spends a fair amount of time traveling and would love to 'read' your books while in the car but I...

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3 year old : 3 Year Old Lashes out at mom

Posted on 7/7/2011

Recently an mom told me the following: "My 3 year old daughter has been kinda lashing out a little with me. Maybe I am being too sensitive about it, but it seems like she is distancing herself a...

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