|Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. (Proverbs 22:15)
John Rosemond is a North Carolina family psychologist and author of twelve best selling books on child rearing and family life, including John Rosemond's New! Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children and what he refers to as "my manifesto," A Family of Value (published simultaneously by Zondervan and Andrews McMeel).
His nationally syndicated parenting column appears in approximately 200 newspapers across the USA, including the Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
During his time in private practice (1979-91), John specialized in work with children and families. It was during this time that he developed many of the common-sense disciplinary strategies that have become his stock-in-trade. John closed his practice in 1991 in order to devote himself full time to speaking and writing. By this time, John had also become disenchanted not only with trends in his profession, but also by the profession itself. In fact, John says he no longer even "believes" in psychology, calling it a "largely disingenuous secular religion that has fostered more discord and disharmony in the American family than any other single contemporary force except, perhaps, television." John admits to being a heretic in his field and, he says, "proud of it."
John's presentations and workshops are in high demand as reflected by the fact he speaks more than 200 times during a typical eight-month speaking season. But let none of this distract from John's real qualifications, which are that he has been married to the same woman, Willie, for 38 years. Their union has produced two children, both of whom are married and between them have presented John and Willie with seven grandchildren - six boys and a girl.