John Rosemond / Parents

Tantrums In The "Terrible Twos"

Question: How do you stop tantrums in a 3-year-old? My daughter never went through the “terrible twos,” but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday. This coincided with the birth of a sibling, a boy, but she’s ...

The "Good Mommy Club"

Proposed: The primary reason so many of today’s mothers are so very stressed by child rearing—something their grandmothers, for the most part, approached fairly nonchalantly—is because they do something their grandmothers did not do: they ...

Lavish Birthday Party For Infant

A reader writes that her friends “recently spent around $300 on their daughter’s birthday party -- her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was ...

Who Are The Happiest Children?

Who are the happier campers in a workplace setting: the employees who (a) obey the rules, follow the procedures, and voice any complaints respectfully, such that the entire workplace is not disrupted, or (b) disobey the rules at every possible ...

Toilet Training Resistance

Question: My 31-month-old has been out of diapers for at least 8 months during the day. She has been very good with toilet training until recently. Now she goes for a while without accidents and then a period of a week or so with at least ...

The Ticket System

Question: I’ve been trying for two months with little to no success to get your “ticket” system to work on my 4-year-old daughter. The target behaviors are ignoring me when I tell her to do something and blatantly refusing to do what ...