About John Rosemond

John has been a trusted authority in family and child psychology since 1971, known for his practical, humorous, and engaging approach. With a distinguished career spanning over five decades, John has authored eighteen best-selling parenting books and is a sought-after speaker nationwide.

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John’s Bio

Professional Credentials

John Rosemond has worked with families, children, and parents since 1971 in the field of psychology. In 1971, John earned his masters in psychology from Western Illinois University and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. In 1999, his alma mater conferred upon John the Distinguished Alumni Award, given only once per year. Upon acceptance, he gave the commencement address.

From 1971-1979, he worked as a psychologist in Illinois and North Carolina and directed several mental-health programs for children.

From 1980-1990. John was in full-time practice as a psychologist specializing in families, parents and children with Piedmont Psychological Associates in Gastonia. He remains licensed as a psychologist in North Carolina.

Presently, his time is devoted to speaking and writing. John is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers nationwide. He has written over eighteen best-selling parenting books. He is also one of America’s busiest and most popular speakers and most certainly the busiest and most popular in his field. He’s known for his sound advice, humor and easy, relaxed, engaging style.

John has appeared on numerous national television programs including 20/20, Good Morning America, The View, The Today Show, CNN, and CBS Later Today, as well as numerous print interviews.

All of his professional accomplishments aside, John is quick to remind folks that his real qualifications are that he’s been married to the same woman for over fifty years, is the father of two successful adults, and the grandfather of seven children… make that seven well-behaved grandchildren.

John Rosemond as a boy

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John is currently accepting new clients. Anyone wishing to speak directly with John about parenting and family issues need simply click here, fill out the form, and send it back to us.

John is licensed to practice psychology but does not employ psychological theory or psychological methods in his counseling. For example, he does not test, render diagnoses, or recommend psychiatric medication, nor does he speak with children. He speaks directly – in most cases, by phone – with parents about a broad range of childrearing issues regarding children of any age. At the first session, which generally lasts 90 minutes, John begins making corrective recommendations. More often than not, three phone sessions are sufficient to putting plans in place and “tweaking” their effectiveness. John does not charge for relatively brief phone calls or emails in between scheduled appointments.

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John is America’s premier expert on traditional, biblical parenting and is the busiest speaker in the parenting field. He consistently receives superlative ratings for both his engaging speaking style and encouraging message. John’s purpose is to inspire parents to take control of their families and raise children who will assume responsible citizenship as adults.

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What a joy it was to host John here at Church of the Savior over these past few days. The numerous positive responses I have already personally heard and the vivid response seen in the number of books sold are a testament to the importance of his ministry. At last count 561+ people heard him speak in his various seminars and close to 1000 people who attended our regular Sunday services heard his important message as well. As youth pastor here at Church of the Savior – and I speak for our Children’s Ministry Director as well – we are excited to see the fruit of his message and teaching over the years as parents put into practice all they have learned this weekend.

David Schnake

Youth Pastor, Church of the Savior, Nicholasville, KY

Thank you SO much for your advice. Things are going much better. A lot of the drama and stress has been cut down and both kids (2 and 15 months) are happier. I have been praying about it and seeking Godly counsel from a mother in my church who parents the “old school” way. I am all for the old-school way that John teaches, and I have seen it work. I am trying to raise my kids that way. I made two lists and put them on the fridge for when I am too tired to remember. One list has the issues we are working on and then the consequences. The other list has important things written down, such as put God and marriage first, use few words, be confident, don’t let kids frustrate you, etc. These lists and the wisdom you have shared have worked. We are still working on my daughter’s (2 yr) attitude problem but a lot of the other issues are clearing up. She is now totally diaper-free and this morning woke up for the first time totally dry. Thank you so much for listening and giving such good advice.

C.L. (Parent)

We attended one of John’s small-group parent retreats in the Spring of 2019 and it completely changed our family for the better. We had one daughter at the time (who was in the midst of the “terrible” twos), and have since welcomed a second daughter. It is such a relief to no longer be sifting through psychobabble. We watch our friends struggling to potty train 3-year-olds, struggling with children who refuse to sleep in their own rooms, etc., and are so grateful that whenever discipline issues arise in our home, we have tools to get things back on the right track.

A couple from Northwest FL

“I enjoyed this weekend seminar very much! I came away with a lot to consider and also some very relevant guidance on specific classroom concerns. I found the parenting advice to be clear and concise, and I look forward to implementing the ideas at home and with our parent community.”

“You were direct, informative, engaging, approachable, yet no-nonsense. What you have shared with us will be of real practical help to many people, and I can’t wait until the next time we will hopefully be able to invite you back to Full Circle. Thank you for sharing your experience, time, and wisdom with us.”

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