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 […]Read More Humility
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 […]Read More Kids and Technology
“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 […]Read More Because I Said So.
“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 RosemondRead More Parenting Tip 101
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 […]Read More The Power of Words
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 […]Read More #parenting Keep Your Priorities Straight
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 […]Read More Raising Well-Behaved Children
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 […]Read More Why? Isn’t always the best question.. or sometimes Odd is just odd!
Vive’ la France! Last year, a Chinese-American Tiger Mother told American parents how to raise children who will make straight A’s and play Carnegie Hall before they reach puberty. This year, the French are showing us how to raise children who will obey, throw few if any tantrums, and sit quietly in restaurants, listening while […]Read More Bringing Up Bébé | Vive’ la France!
We have read John Rosemond for years. His common sense approach is one more parents should embrace. I highly recommend his books, and also suggest you check out research psychologist Jane Healy‘s book Endangered Minds. – billydie http://www.rosemondquestions.com/?page_id=2 June 14 Column:Readingto young children -JohnRosemond Q: In your book on 2-year-olds, you recommend reading to a […]Read More Read to your young children