“John’s writings are characterized by both practicality and compassion, and he has had a decidedly positive influence on families for several decades now.”

~ Dr. James Dobson

On Sunday, March 17th from 3-6pm author and Christian psychologist Dr. John Rosemand is holding a seminar titled, “Parenting with Love and Leadership” at Union Church in Vernon.

The church’s website shares this about the event:

Children need the significant adults in their lives – parents, teachers, caregivers – to provide them with the two “L-Words” of Love and Leadership. In the case of love, it must be unconditional. In the case of leadership, it must be unequivocal.

In this often humorous and thought-provoking seminar, family psychologist John Rosemond describes the contemporary parenting conundrum in clear, compelling terms and then describes a practical, tested solution. He teaches how to motivate maximum child compliance by using “leadership Speech.”

$10 per person, cash or check only

Tickets can be purchased at Ellington Agway, 74 West Road (Route 83) in Ellington, at the door of the event or by contacting Marcia Kupferschmid at marciakup@aol.com

Here is Dr. Rosemond’s bio from his website:

“John Rosemond has worked with families, children, and parents since 1971 in the field of family 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 family psychologist with Piedmont Psychological Associates in Gastonia. He remains licensed as a family psychologist in North Carolina.

Presently, his time is devoted to speaking and writing. John is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers nationwide. He has written eleven 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.

In the past few years, 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 forty years, is the father of two successful adults, and the grandfather of seven children…make that seven well-behaved grandchildren.”

This will be an informative event for parents and families. It’s open to the public, the dress is casual and the facility is accessible to the handicapped and disabled. Dr. Rosemont’s column regularly appears in the Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer. This is a rare Connecticut appearance that you don’t want to miss!