Pull the Plug on Power Struggles

Ending the power struggles between you and your teenager, or any child is in your power! Yes, you the parent control arguments in your home. Isn’t that glorious news? You have conflict relief at your fingertips. As John would say, you can defang your teen and tweenager! What is the amazing defanging procedure? Read on.First, […]

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Parents Should Rear Kids, Not Be Pals

Today’s parents are trying to have wonderful relationships with their children. Our foremothers and forefathers were not, realizing that a child required leadership first. And that while the parent/child relationship should by no means be “bad,” a parent could not provide proper leadership if the parent’s energies were focused primarily on having a “wonderful” relationship […]

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Effective Parents Act Like They know What They Are Doing

I’ve said it before, but it cannot be said often enough: The discipline of a child is not accomplished by manipulating reward and punishment.Yes, a child needs to understand that behavior results in consequences, but that understanding alone is not sufficient to grow a well-behaved, well-mannered child.Besides, whereas proper consequences will virtually guarantee proper behavior […]

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Parenting Hard; Raising Children Is Not

JOHN HAS DEVELOPED A NEW TALK! For the past ten years or so, John’s primary talk has been titled “Parenting with Love and Leadership.” It’s been hugely well-received and John will continue to do it upon request, but he’s recently developed a brand-new talk titled “Parenting Is Hard; Raising Children Is Not!” – a talk […]

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Let Your School-Aged Kids Dress Themselves

“So, anyway, after they take showers I lay out their school clothes for the next day. And then….” “Hold on right there,” “How old are your girls again?” “Um, they’re seven and five,” she answered, being the thirty-something mother of the girls in question. “Why?” “I guess I need you to explain to me why […]

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The Realities of Parenting

PARENTING REALITY, PART ONE: It is all but inevitable that after rattling off a list of provocative, sociopathic stuff his or her child is doing and usually has been doing for quite some time, a parent will say, “But he’s a really good kid.” How’s that? How is it that a child who is belligerently […]

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America Needs A Parenting Retro- Revolution

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager’s syndicated radio program recently and as anyone who is familiar with my point-of-view on parenting matters will appreciate, much of the conversation centered on the need for children to obey. Children should obey, I maintain, because – and solid research confirms common […]

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