Breeze bringing family psychologist, columnist John Rosemond to area Oct. 19-21

Breeze bringing family psychologist, columnist John Rosemond to area Oct. 19-21

LINCOLN – Mark your calendars, mom and dad! The Valley Breeze will host columnist and family psychologist John Rosemond for a visit to northern Rhode Island Oct. 19-21.

Rosemond will be here for two events: A private parent retreat limited to 25, and a public speech to parents. Rosemond's public speech, with paid admission, will be held on Thursday evening, Oct. 19, at Lincoln Middle School. Details will be announced at a later date.

His column, "Traditional Parenting," appears in The Breeze each week and in another 225 newspapers nationwide.

Rosemond is the writer of 11 books, and has in the past few years appeared on numerous national TV programs including "20/20," "Good Morning America," "The View," "The Today Show," and "CBS Later Today," as well as on CNN.

A North Carolina resident, he is the father of two and grandfather of "seven well-behaved grandchildren."

His parent retreat, which Rosemond calls a "re-parenting workshop," will be two full days, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, on Route 7, at I-295 in Smithfield. He has been hosting retreats for 20 years.

In addition to the workshop experience, attendees will be invited to have dinner with Rosemond (Dutch treat) on Friday night. Participants also will receive a one-hour consultation by phone at some time after the retreat.

The retreat does not include an overnight room at the hotel. Attendees wishing to stay overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites must reserve and pay for a room themselves.

On Friday, Oct. 20, Rosemond will, according to his website, teach basic effective parenting principles, with an emphasis on effective discipline. Borrowing from Bill O’Reilly, Rosemond says, “Caution! The principles I teach on day one are not what mental health professionals have been telling parents for the past 50 years. For one thing, this stuff isn’t based on bogus psychological theory; it’s based on research-based fact. As such, it makes sense, it’s easy to put into practice, and best of all, it works!”

On Saturday, Oct. 21, he will use lots of real-life anecdotes to demonstrate the “how-to” of the principles from day one. This second day will be “customized” to the needs of individual parents and parent couples in the group, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Tickets for the retreat are $675 per couple; $450 for a married parent coming alone, and $340 for a single parent, unmarried or separated. Only 25 tickets will be sold.

Retreat tickets are on sale only on Rosemond's website, www.rosemond.com , and not through The Breeze. Please note carefully his cancellation and refund policy on the website.

For more information on both Rosemond and the retreat, visit www.rosemond.com .