Because I Said So! Podcast

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John Rosemond is the nation’s leading parenting expert and provides common-sense advice for raising your children. John is a nationally syndicated columnist, author and public speaker, delivering over 200 presentations annually to parents, teachers and professional groups. His audiences are left feeling empowered, educated and entertained.

A family psychologist by license, John points out to all his audiences that “psychology has caused more problems than it has solved for American parents.” John’s mission is to be a counter-weight to the psychological parenting paradigm that was sold to America in the late 1960s/early 1970s, restore commonsense to the raising of children, and give parents the guidance needed to raise happy, well-mannered children who will, as adults, contribute value to culture and society.

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Because I Said So! 5.21.2016


[This episode originally aired 5.21.2016]

  • In this episode, John describes a talk given recently by his good friend, nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager, in which Prager spoke on the topic of happiness.  Prager feels that you are responsible for your own happiness and says that if you don’t accept full responsibility for that state of being, you are going to be miserable. John relates this viewpoint to parenting: The more a parent tries to ensure a child’s happiness, the more the parent unwittingly and with the best of intentions robs the child of the personal right to pursue happiness on his or her own.


  • Prager also says that when all is said and done, it doesn’t matter how you feel; all that matters is how you treat other people. John applies this advice to parenting and says that proper parenting is very simply an act of love for your neighbor. Train your child such that the child will treat other people properly and contribute toward making America a better place. In the final analysis, the only thing that matters is that the child grows up to be a good citizen - not your child’s grades, athletic achievements, or what college he/she gets into. It is simply his level of self-responsibility, level of compassion, and willingness to serve others unselfishly.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 11.46MB - Duration: 25:00 m (64 kbps 24000 Hz)

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