Q: Your recent series on punishment was thought-provoking. I agree children should have consequences when they misbehave. Nonetheless, would you please clarify when punishment becomes excessive? What is the line between reasonable and too much? When I was young, I was spanked with a belt on …

It’s January, and I hope that all of my faithful readers have enjoyed a joyous holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve have passed us by. Heck, we even have passed the two week period where most of us have already failed on our New Year’s resolutions.

In physics, we have a bunch of laws: Newton’s laws of motion, the law of reflection, and so on. However, a few more practical laws came across my screen the other day. I don’t know the source, but these are definitely by someone who knows a thing or two about life.

Q: Our 10-year-old granddaughter lives with us. We have custody of her but her father, our son, is now asking us for visitation privileges. I probably don’t need to tell you he and his ex-wife were not up to parental responsibilities. He says he’s cleaned up his act and wants a relationship …

This is the last (for a while, anyway) of three columns in which I take on the absurd notion that punishing children for bad behavior is bad parenting. The previous are on my website at johnrosemond.com. There is commonsense and there is nonsense and the absurd notion in question belongs squ…

Every time I turn on the television, my computer, or talk to my single friends, it seems as though I cannot seem to get away from the constant reminders of the thousands of dating sites available to singles today. Not only are there enough dating sites to where all singles should be able to …

I’m of the belief that everyone should be equipped with some useless (but interesting) information. So with that in mind, here we go!

I am often asked how long I intend to keep this up, as in writing this column, writing books and speaking on childrearing and family matters. My answer: As long as they keep it up; “it” being the utter nonsense that emanates and has been emanating from the mental health professional communit…

The holidays are here, and what better way to show loved ones how much you appreciate them then with a wrapped present? That’s right, folks, put the hugs and kisses away, hang up the phone because a call is no good, and realize that it isn’t really a present unless it shows up on a credit ca…

“You’ve accused mothers of being in co-dependent relationships with their children,” she (a journalist) said, then asked, “What is co-dependency, exactly, and how does it apply to today’s mothers?”

I was recently listening to a podcast interview with former Chic member and powerhouse producer Nile Rodgers. This is the man who not only co-wrote and recorded hits like “Good Times” and “Le Freak” in the late 1970s, but also produced the “Let’s Dance” album for David Bowie, “Like a Virgin”…

Q: I’m already dreading the holidays. Our 8-year-old is a very excitable child and our family is expected to attend numerous holiday get-togethers at the homes of family members. When he’s included in events where there’s lots of excitement and anticipation in the air, he has a reputation fo…

After a week of Thanksgiving and surviving the mayhem of Black Friday, I thought it would be good on this Sunday to take account and share some personal favorites when it comes to the world of music.

I love discussions that question the human mind and our thought processes. We all have had questions asked of us such as “What super power would you most want to have” or “If you could see any singer or band in concert, who would it be?” For the record, if I could have any super power, it wo…

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