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Traditional Parenting Seminar – February 6, 2011

Jan 24th, 2011 by allanm | 0

Dear Friends:

I hope this letter finds you well. Please take a few minutes to read this. It will help you make an important choice for you and your family.

Sunday, February 6, 2011, Congregation Toras Chaim of Dallas, along with Mesorah High School for Girls, DATA, DATA Far North, and DATA of Plano, will present internationally acclaimed parenting expert, family psychologist and author of six books on parenting, John Rosemond, for a 3.5 hour seminar on Traditional Parenting, for fathers and mothers of children and teens.

John Rosemond is a frequent guest on The Dennis Prager Show. His thoughtful, humorous, traditional, down-to-earth, and no-nonsense approach to parenting immediately attracted Susan and me. We have read his books and employ many of his techniques. He claims the self-esteem movement of the past generation has turned our kids into narcicistic individuals incapable of: 1) dealing with the challenges of life 2) being responsible and accountable for one’s own actions 3) being generally nice and pleasant people. He wants to get back to a traditional approach to parenting. We agree, and encourage you to attend this once-in-a-very-long-while seminar. – Rabbi Yaakov Rich


Parents today are laboring under the illusion that “you discipline a child the way you discipline a dog, by manipulating rewards and punishments,” said parenting expert, family psychologist and author John Rosemond.

“They’re using behavior modification that works on animals, but not on human beings.”

“I will help parents understand that the way to effectively discipline children is through effective leadership. I will talk about how to establish yourself in a leadership position with your children and how to communicate leadership effectively.”

Rosemond, who lives in North Carolina, will lead this special session at the Dallas JCC, Sunday, February 6, 2011, from 1-4:30 PM. (Don’t worry, it will be completed in time to watch the Super Bowl in its entirety – kickoff is 5 PM Central).

“If you try to discipline a teenager the way you discipline a 7-year-old or a 10-year-old, you’re likely to precipitate even more rebellion and push back,” he said. Instead, Rosemond will speak to parents about disciplining teenagers using a “mentorship style.”

Even if human nature hasn’t changed over the years, “we’re dealing today with problem behaviors that parents didn’t have to deal with 50 years ago,” he said. “Fifty years ago, teenagers were mischievous; today’s teenagers are in-your-face belligerent. It’s not because teenagers are any different, but the way we’re raising teenagers and children is dramatically different.”

Rosemond contends that our parents and grandparents simply had better and more functional parenting skills “because they got advice from and listened to their elders, while parents today get advice from professionals — from people like me with letters after their name.”

A psychologist, Rosemond doesn’t spare the rod for his line of work. “I understand that my profession has been a failure and we have not helped America’s parents and may have actually caused more problems for them than we’ve solved,” he said. “Psychologists have thrown a big, wet blanket of psychobabble over America’s common sense.”

The solution is to “bring the same attitude to child rearing that people brought to child rearing 50 years ago,” he said.


Please consider attending this important event for you and your family. Three and one half hours can make the difference for years to come.

The cost is $25 per person for the 3.5 hour seminar.

The seminar is presented by Congregation Toras Chaim of Dallas, and co-sponsored by Mesorah High School for Girls, DATA, DATA Far North, and DATA of Plano. Tickets can be purchased online at .

A number of Rosemond’s books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies for seminar attendees.

  • Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011
  • Time: 1-4:30 PM
  • Location: Dallas JCC, 7900 Northaven Rd., Dallas, TX 75230
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Chava Miriam Rich will be hosting a camp for children during the seminar so parents can participate without worry. Please call (972) 248-3994 for availability and pricing.

Warmest regards,
Rabbi Nasanya Zakon
Director DATA of Plano
(214)987-3282 x102

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