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PTO to bring parenting expert Rosemond to Columbus


Special to The Dispatch



Immanuel Center for Christian Education''s Parent Teacher Organization will present nationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling author and recognized parenting expert John Rosemond for a day of parenting seminars Tuesday, Sept. 14. 


Rosemond is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers and has written 13 best-selling books, including "A Family of Value," "Because I Said So!" "Ending the Homework Hassle," "Making the Terrible Two''s Terrific!" and "Teen Proofing." 


The author and speaker will give three talks Sept. 14.



  • The first, at 9 a.m., will be "Bringing Out the Best in Your Child," at First United Methodist Church''s Artz Fellowship Hall at the corner of College and Sixth Street. 


  • At 3:30 p.m., Rosemond will hold a meet-and-greet with teachers at Immanuel''s gymnasium at the intersection of Military Road and Highway 12, followed by a talk at 4 p.m. entitled "Working with the Parents of Problem Students." This will be teacher in-service training; all area teachers are invited to attend. 


  • The third talk, at 7 p.m., will be "Teen-Proofing: Understanding and Managing Your Teenager" in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 202 Seventh St. N., in Columbus.  


    Rosemary Rausch of Columbus is familiar with Rosemond''s presentations, having helped organize two prior events in North Carolina, before moving to Mississippi.



"John Rosemond is admired for his traditional parenting approach and is a huge proponent of instilling discipline in the classrooms so teachers can teach," she said. 


Rosemond has worked with families, children and parents since 1971 in the field of family psychology. He holds his masters in psychology from Western Illinois University and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He worked as a psychologist in Illinois and North Carolina and directed several mental health programs for children. From 1980-1990, Rosemond was in full-time practice as a family psychologist in Gastonia, N.C. 




How to go 


Tickets are $10 per person/per talk, available from the event sponsors: Immanuel Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church, all in Columbus. Parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, child-care providers and teachers are encouraged to attend.  


For more information, contact Cathy Johnston at 662-328-1668, or visit



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