John Rosemond’s latest book, Grandma was right after all!, is a much-needed wake up call for today’s parents. In his characteristic down-to-earth manner, Rosemond reminds his readers that the methods for parenting adopted since the 1960’s simply do not produce the desired result—children who can stand on their own two feet. Rosemond advocates a return to the simpler days of child-rearing characterized by Grandma’s experiential wisdom.
Rosemond’s hard-hitting suggestions may offend some, but like Grandma in his book, he makes his points succinctly. He states (page 170) “that it is impossible to talk a child into being an adult” and holds Grandma’s sayings up as a workable strategy for moms and dads out to become authority figures for the children.
The easy-reading text is laced with examples and humor. Rosemond reveals much about himself and his upbringing to demonstrate how and why he knows the advice in the book is sound. Each chapter includes a section, “The Bible Tells Me So!”, with Scripture to support that chapter’s message. Penetrating questions in the “To Ponder and Discuss” section at the end of each chapter offer a starting point for evaluating current practices and implementing the book’s ideas.
This is the book no child wants his mom and dad to read. I highly recommend Grandma was right after all! to parents who desire their offspring to become solid citizens.
Note – Tyndale House Publishers provided a complimentary copy of Grandma was right after all! to facilitate my review.