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The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children [Hardcover]

John Rosemond
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August 1, 2006
In a logical, well-articulated manner, Rosemond provides many examples, making this a practical rather than philosophical reference . . . Rosemond's thorough explanations and real-life examples make this a valuable resource for parents of both young and older children." --Library Journal

Renowned and respected family psychologist John Rosemond blames child-centered parenting books from recent decades for creating a generation of dependent, often defiant children. He sets the record straight in The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children, an updated version of his highly successful book published more than fifteen years ago.

Booms in technology and mass media have created significant changes in society in the last two decades. The text in this revised book has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's society, yet the foundation of Rosemond's timeless and effective approach remains constant. He encourages families to return to tried-and-true, fundamental parenting truths that people did naturally before the "new science of parenting":

* Parents aren't their children's friends; they are their leaders.

* Parents are at the center of a family-not kids.

* Your marriage must come before your children.

Each chapter includes easy-to-relate-to questions from parents, which Rosemond answers with both common sense and a sense of humor. For families feeling overwhelmed by competing advice about parenting, this book will ground them with logical, proven approaches to the most significant challenges parents face today. From issues such as self-esteem and discipline to television and chores, this straightforward guidance will facilitate a return to parent-centered families where children are raised into responsible adults.

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About the Author

John Rosemond is a family psychologist who has directed mental-health programs and been in full-time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. Rosemond’s weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in some 250 newspapers, and he has written 15 best-selling books on parenting and the family. He is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in the field, giving more than 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide. He and his wife of 39 years, Willie, have two grown children and six well-behaved grandchildren. 

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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740760777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740760778
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.3 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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67 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book October 4, 2006
Format:Hardcover
This is a new and longer version of Rosemond's original 6 point plan book. Rosemond is "old fashioned" in his pareting advice. He thinks good parenting is based on the use of common sense, and not learned from studying parenting theories and applying them to analyze your children. He thinks responsibility, resourcefulness and respect are the 3 most important things to instill in your children-and this book will tell you how to do that.

This book has a lot of Q & A, some of which will not apply to you. You can skim those parts and pick and choose to read the questions that are relevant for you. I would also HIGHLY recommend you read A Family of Value. That is the single BEST parenting book I have ever read. While I believe Rosemond's style of parenting is "out" right now, I think there are a lot more parents going back to basics and hopefully his ideas will hit the mainstream. Reading this book will make you no longer fit in with the "parenting is the hardest job in the world" crowd anymore. Instead, you will be in control and confident in your parenting.

I did dock a star and here is why:

1) It seems as if in Rosemond's world breastfeeding doesn't exist. In reality, it's becoming more popular and is a MAJOR part of the first year of life for many new parents. He needs to at least mention it in his discussions of kids in the bed and daycare, for example.

2) While Rosemond does say home care is ideal for children under 3, he still acts like daycare is no big deal for young children. He says to make sure there are no more than FIVE babies to ONE caregiver. Read that again....I can tell you there is no way ONE person can give even BASIC care to FIVE babies!! It is just not humanly possible.

3) He underestimates the impact of divorce.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading September 8, 2010
By T-Hawk
Format:Hardcover
No single book is perfect and no single person's point of view should completely dictate the manner in which parents decide to raise their children. However, the overarching principles of this book provide one of the strongest frameworks for raising children I have ever read. The bottom line is that we are not a society at risk of neglecting our children, instead we are close to facing the catastrophic societal impacts resulting from raising a selfish generation with absolutely not concept of humilty.

Some of Rosemond's recommendations may sound harsh at first but are not nearly as neglectful as some people make them out to be. Rosemond advocates punishing children for misbehavior, an idea that is novel today but was once the norm. He does not seem to pretend that these punishments are not harmful, instead he advocates that a little harm (such as frustration, embarrassment, shame, etc.) in the short term is productive in that it motivates positive behavior in the future which will ultimately lead to less harm in the long run. Additionally negative experiences teach children to cope. How are adults who will inevitably face failure and frustration supposed to know how to deal with failure and frustration in a healthy manner if they have never experienced failure or frustration. Learning these skills young when the stakes are lower is certainly preferable. While this may run contrary to the feel-goodery parenting of today I think it rings true for most.

Most of the people who oppose Rosemond's work have seriously harmful misconceptions about parenting. As evidenced by some of the negative reviews of this book some parents feel as though they should be playmates and friends to their children. At face value this is a truly ridiculous concept.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - back to basics December 28, 2006
Format:Hardcover
I was thrilled with this book and agreed with 95% of his advice. John Rosemond removes guilt, babying, whininess, and overstimulation from the parenting equation. It freed me, as a pregnant woman, to parent in the way I instinctively would. His theories make complete sense and seem to align with a child's natural development (i.e. how can a 2 year old be reasoned with, or why should we ask a child to "please" do something, therefore giving him/her the option). There are WAY too many overly indulged children in America now - all parents, regardless of philosophy, should read this book.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Parenting Book EVER May 12, 2008
Format:Hardcover
After reading this book, I realized all the other parenting books are useless. It all comes down to what many parents are NOT giving their children: discipline and consequences for everything they do wrong. My houshold of 2 small children (and I have a baby also) changed dramatically in 2 weeks. My life is unbelievably better and I am in complete control of my kids 100% of the time, at home and in public. This book made me realize, since I had my head in the sand, that my 4 year old was going to grow up to be a brat. Now I'm confident I'm going to raise her to be an important and helpful part of society. I taught middle school for 6 years and realize how many parents need to read this one and only book. It's life changing. Many kids have such unstructured homes and they live with parents who don't know what great harm they're doing to their kids by coddling them, making sure their self-esteem is good, uplifting them, feeling sorry for them, and bailing them out when what they really need is consistent discipline and consequences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love John Rosemond, he has such common sense ideas on raising kids
Published 1 day ago by Babs
4.0 out of 5 stars A+
No problems.
Published 2 months ago by charles crisp
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed - guidelines with practical advice
We were having trouble with our 4 year old daughter - who is really smart and was ruling the house. We found this book to try come up with options and it delivered! Read more
Published 2 months ago by RF
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excellent
Published 4 months ago by Bobbie Irene Eckert
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Should be required reading for the entire country.
Published 5 months ago by Donald Blondin
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!!
Total game changer for any patent. Couldn't recommend this book strongly enough.
A must read for any parent serious about helping their children into a successful and happy... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Johan
2.0 out of 5 stars Not helpfull
not helpful at all both of my kids committed suicide because they had boring terrible lives. May we remember my kids Amy and sam
Published 5 months ago by Mimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Very simple, down to earth explanations about WHY you ...
Very simple, down to earth explanations about WHY you MUST discipline your children, Specially valuable, Dr. Read more
Published 8 months ago by BG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GOOD READ
Published 9 months ago by R. Vance
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosemond is the best author in the world
Given as a gift to our daughter. Rosemond is the best author in the world!
Published 9 months ago by M. Pope
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John Rosemond is a family psychologist who has both directed mental health programs and been in full-time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. John's weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in some 250 newspapers. Along the way, he's also managed to write eleven bestselling books on parenting and the family. As if that wasn't enough, he is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in his field, giving over 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide. He and his wife of 39 years, Willie, have two grown children and six well-behaved grandchildren.

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