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Parenting by the Book

Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child

In this book, well-known family psychologist, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and best-selling author John Rosemond brings parents back to the Biblical basics. Though he holds a degree in psychology, at some point along the way Rosemond became a born-again Christian and started fighting against the “new age” idolatry of the psychological practice.

In Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Your Child, Rosemond explains how parents have stopped taking advice from previous generations and started relying too much on psychological professionals for guidance on how to raise their children. As a result, the more recent generations of children have become victimized, requiring increasing doses of therapy and psychiatric drugs.

The solution, says Rosemond, is reviving Biblical principles in parenting, and focusing more on teaching our children to respect others, as opposed to focusing on self-esteem. Discipline and punishment are necessary to a child’s growth, says Rosemond, in opposition to modern psychology’s idea that punishment hurts a child’s self-esteem and therefore children should not have to face consequences for their behavior. These new ideas from modern psychology have turned parenting into an extremely frustrating and anxiety-provoking endeavor for both parents and children.

Parenting by the Book is well-researched book that lays out a simple and effective plan for raising happy and emotionally healthy children who will grow into a successful adulthood. This book also provides parents with answers to how to raise their children to be the best they can be, while maintaining sanity and peace of mind.

About the Author

John Rosemond is a family psychologist and parenting expert. He has written thirteen books on parenting issues and is a syndicated columnist for over 200 newspapers. His latest book is The Bible Parenting Code: Revealing God’s Perfect Parenting Plan. Rosemond and his Certified Leadership Parenting Coaches answer questions at Rosemond is also an in-demand speaker on parenting and family issues, having appeared on a number of major television talk shows.


Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Making Children Mind without Losing Yours:

“John Rosemond is one of the few psychologists I’ve ever met who always makes sense. This is the best common-sense guide to parenting I’ve read in a long time.”

Glenn T. Stanton, author of Marriage on Trial and My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family:

“If you think ‘new’ is always better, this is not the book for you. John does all parents a huge service by skillfully illuminating the timeless wisdom of Scripture that has served generations in raising healthy, happy, obedient human beings. I was struck, both as a parent and a professional, at how simply and practically John presents these biblical truths for mothers and fathers. Parenting by the Book could start a parenting revolution, and I pray it does for the sake of our children.”

DuBose Ravenel, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and emeritus member of Focus of the Family medical advisor team:

“Truly a masterpiece. John’s concepts are consistent with both biblical principles and the best parenting research. As such, they work! A must-read for parents and professionals who work with parents.”

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