Developing a Humble Attitude A mother who attended a recent presentation during which I described the differences between high self-esteem and humility writes asking “What should my husband and I be doing to help our children develop humble hearts?” Before I answer her question, I need to point out two things: First, humility was […]

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Kids and Technology

Guest Article in the John Rosemond Newsletter   What’s a Parent To Do? by Janet Carter The technology question is among my top five FAQs, if not number one. As well it should be, as it is a question without an easy answer. This is a general guideline, and even within my own guideline, there […]

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Because I Said So.

            “Because I said so” is nothing more than an affirmation of the legitimacy of the authority of the parent in question. The parent is an adult; the child is not. The child is completely dependent upon the parent for his or her very survival. The parent would take a bullet for the child; the likelihood that […]

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Parenting Tip 101

  “There should never be any question about who’s running the family circus. It is a child’s inalienable right to be informed early in life that parents are the ringmasters.” – John Rosemond

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words by Janet Carter    You is kind. You is smart. You is important. When I first read those words in Kathryn Stockett’s fine book The Help, I did not realize at the time just how significant was their power. I did not realize the power of any words. I appreciated good writing. I recognized […]

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#parenting Keep Your Priorities Straight

Blast from the Past: Keep Your Priorities Straight. Divide And Conquer‪ #‎parenting When, in a two-parent family, the child becomes the center of attention and the child’s relationship with one or both parents consumes more energy than does the parents’ relationship with one another, it becomes easy for the child to “divide and conquer.” Parents […]

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Raising Well-Behaved Children

Psychologist and author John Rosemond offers parents sound, biblically-based advice on disciplining children. Listen online, or purchase the download. Episode Transcript Opening: John Fuller: Are your children driving you crazy? Maybe you’re constantly battling with discipline issues and you’re just really frustrated. Well, if so, stay tuned. Today’s “Focus on the Family” is just for […]

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Why? Isn’t always the best question.. or sometimes Odd is just odd!

When a problem in a child “becomes” a disorder, it is rarely, if ever, cured in a day. When children develop problems, they need parents who are authoritative, not anxious. Anxiety and authority are incompatible. The former cancels the latter. Anxiety reflects the now-ubiquitous tendency of parents to “think psychologically” about problems that arise in […]

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