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John Rosemond / Parents

Misbehaving 6-Year-Old Son

Question: My 6-year-old son is a bright and friendly kindergartner. Each day a color coded chart is sent home about his behavior. This year he’s gone through several spells during which he will have a "bad color" for several days in a row...

Toddler Toilet Training Problem

Question: I’ve been using the method described in your toilet-training book with my 18-month-old daughter and she’s been doing great during the day. She rarely has an accident. However, I’m still using a diaper at nap-time and during ...

Young Son With Gross Habit

Q: We are having a problem with our 32-month-old son. He picks his nose—most often in a public setting—and then proceeds to wipe it on other family members. It's disgusting. We have tried ignoring his behavior and mildly smacking his ...

Parents As "Superior Beings" Over Their Children

In my most popular presentation -- “Parenting with Love and Leadership”™ -- I reveal the secret to proper, effective discipline: to wit, acting like a superior being. Today’s parents have been seduced by behavior modification theory into ...

Daughter Refuses To Participate

Question: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my 3 children. Her older boy/girl twin siblings clearly outshine her athletically. They’re already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that...

One Sibling Does Most Of The Work

Question: I have 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 4. I need help solving the "pick up the playroom” dilemma. When an area in which they’ve been playing needs to be picked up and straightened, the 8-year-old always ends up doing all the ...