"As children grow older, parents must give them greater freedom, including greater freedom to make mistakes. "

Meet Our Experts

John Rosemond

John is one of America's most well-known and respected parenting experts. His nationally-syndicated newspaper column, one of the longest-running lifestyle columns in the industry (since 1976), is carried in more than 200 newspapers nationwide. He is a family psychologist, the author of 18 best-selling books on parenting and family issues, and a very busy public speaker, but his real qualifications are that he's been married to Willie for 45 years, is the father of two 40-something year old children, and is grandfather to seven ranging in age from six to eighteen.


Stacey Watts, Dean of Parent Coaching

Administrator and Dean of Coaches for the Rosemond Leadership Parenting Institute. Stacey Watts is a former educator with over 16 years experience in the classroom. She holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina and has taught Preschool through 3rd Grade in both public and private settings. Through her company Happily Parenting, Stacey speaks to parent groups, churches, schools, etc. on all things parenting, marriage, and teaching with a very comedic yet informative approach. She has served on a variety of professional boards and committees across the Palmetto State and is actively involved in her own church and children's ministry. Stacey has been married to her beloved husband for 20 years and together they have two children. She can be reached at swatts@happilyparenting.com.


Janet Carter

Janet Carter, a veteran mother of four, is a John Rosemond Certified Leadership Parenting Coach, speaker and teacher. In her blog Our Childish Ways, she shares stories from her past while speaking truth into the current parenting culture, encouraging parents in their important roles. Janet lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her dachshund and sidekick, Coach.


David Martin

David has been in the field of education for more than 25 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Science and a Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburgh. David added Leadership Parenting Coach to his credentials in March 2013 as a graduate of the Rosemond Leadership Parent Coaching Institute. David previously worked with students/parents in a partial hospital program and is currently employed as a High School Counselor. He has also facilitated a Christian based 12 step recovery program (Celebrate Recovery) and served as an Elder in his church. David is a married father of two adult sons.


Susan Morley

Susan Morley is the owner of The Parent Coaches, a parenting resource firm offering workshops, coaching, and consulting. Earning her Leadership Parenting certification in 2009 through John Rosemond's Leadership Parenting Institute, Susan has been offering her common-sense parenting advice to parents of all walks of life from US Navy Seals parents to Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kenya Moore and everyone in-between.

Susan's non-judgmental approach to coaching and her warm, humorous, yet no-nonsense approach to children make her a pied piper to kids and adults alike. Although she helps parents in any stage of parenting, Susan’s experience as a single parent makes her a natural choice for families facing the challenges of single parenting and blended families. Most recently Susan became a CARES recovery coach through the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse and coaches families with members seeking long-term recovery.

Susan resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and tween and teen daughters. She offers coaching via phone, Skype, and in person. She can be reached at 404-990-3187 or via email at Susan@TheParentCoaches.com


Melinda Norris

Melinda graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BAIS in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in the Sociology of Children. She was side lined from teaching in the public school system by a stillbirth and then two complicated pregnancies that required many weeks of bed rest. During that time, she decided to stay at home and raise her children. For years, she was the editor of the “Wee Remember” Newsletter for Piedmont Medical Center, and is a frequent speaker at Palmetto Health Hospital to educate doctors/nurses on the loss of a child. Now, 20 years later, after raising two great kids herself, she is reentering the work force fed by a passion to reestablish the proper raising of children into our society through coaching parents and groups. Melinda is a Certified Coach in the Rosemond Leadership Parenting Institute who answers questions with John Rosemond on ParentGurucom, and is completing her Masters of Education Counseling/Student Affairs in higher education because she loves learning and mentoring kids (young and old) in a teaching environment. She has completed training through safeTALK for suicide alertness, Darkness to Light, and a Leadership Certificate at The Citadel. Melinda has been married to Paul for over 26 years, and they have two adult children–Joshua and Jasmine. They live in a very quiet house, now that the kids are gone most of the time, on Johns Island surrounded by live oaks and bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway. When she has a few moments to herself, you will find her reading, needle-pointing, or snapping photographs of her family and the Carolina Low Country.


Sarah Hamaker

As a certified Leadership Parenting Coach, Sarah Hamaker guides parents in identifying, discussing and correcting bad parenting habits. She brings a varied background to parent coaching. Her parents took in more than 40 foster children during her teen and college years, and she experienced firsthand how traditional parenting worked with a myriad of children from different backgrounds.

Sarah blogs about parenting on her website, www.parentcoachnova.com, and is a frequent writer on parenting issues for Crosswalk.com. She's also one of the featured parent coaches on www.parentguru.com. Her book Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City) is in stores now.


Melanie Callaway

Melanie has worked with children and families for over 30 years as a preschool teacher, day camp director, and Children's Ministry Coordinator for a large church. She combines her traditional no nonsense approach to discipline with Rosemond's tried and true principles for raising respectful, responsible children. Through her years of counseling families and working with children, Melanie has developed a reputation for her ability to teach children to respect boundaries and to equip their parents with the tools to do the same.

Melanie has been married for over 30 years and has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren that constantly keep her smiling and reading current research on child rearing. Through her firm, Parent Coach Associates, Melanie offers coaching for individual clients, workshops and teacher training. Her passion for families and her caring heart puts parents at ease as she explains and demonstrates effective parenting skills that will improve their family's quality of life.


Roshad Thomas

Roshad Thomas is an accomplished public speaker, counselor, consultant, and mentor for teens and parents of all races and cultures. He is Director of Student Programs at Live the Life and co-author of Champions, a curriculum for teenage boys. He received his undergrad and graduate education at Florida State University, specializing in children and adolescents. Roshad is also one of the few nationally certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialists in the state of Florida. For more information visit, www.livethelife.org or call 850-668-3700.


Dinah Bucholz

Dinah Bucholz is a New York Times bestselling author and a relationship coach specializing in marriage and parenting. After trying to apply all the famous liberal parenting methods out there and utterly failing, Dinah transformed her crazy and chaotic family through the methods of John Rosemond’s Leadership Parenting Institute. Dinah lives in Philadelphia with her husband and five children. She can be reached at dinabucholz@gmail.com.


Gretchen Lynch

Gretchen has been married for 25 years and is also mother of three young adults. She and her family live in Jacksonville, FL. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Baylor University and is a certified Rosemond Leadership Parenting Coach. Working for more than a dozen years with the public school system and especially through the PTA has given her opportunity to observe first hand the need for leadership parenting in the home. She understands how a simple shift in parental thinking can give children the gift of a lifetime – the potential to live as Responsible, Resourceful, and Respectful adults. Services offered: Phone/Skype Consultations, In-Home Meetings (Parents only), Small Group Presentations. Contact info: t-lynch@comcast.net or (904) 333-0849.


Katherine Saltzberg

Katherine Saltzberg is the first and only certified John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Coach in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Fernando Valley, and Malibu areas. However, Katherine works with clients across the country.

From personal adversity with her own children, Katherine began her journey when she first read a book by John Rosemond, America’s most widely-read parenting expert. Katherine felt so blessed by the immediate transformation of her own child, marriage, and life, all stemming from John Rosemond’s teachings, that she felt compelled to
dedicate her life to imparting this message to others.

As Katherine says, “There is no greater gift than overcoming your own struggles, and then being in a position to help someone else.”

Katherine personally trained with John and today considers him a mentor.

Katherine has twenty years of experience with addiction recovery and twelve step programs.

Contact: www.llcoach.com or email ks@llcoach.com


Sarah Harper

Sarah has had the privilege of working with children and families from all walks of life. Sarah’s experience is compiled of valuable lessons that she has learned through directing an afterschool program, mentoring teens, working as an in-home counselor with at-risk families and foster families, and investing countless hours ministering to youth and families in a church setting alongside of her husband, a full-time youth pastor. Sarah is a certified Leadership Parenting Coach through the John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Institute. As Healthy Families Coordinator of a thriving pediatric practice in Lawrenceburg, TN, one of Sarah’s primary objectives is to empower and equip parents to establish peace, order, and unity in their homes while training their children in the way they should go.

Contact: sarah.m.harper@childrens-clinic.net


Trinity Jensen

Trinity Jensen is a parent coach certified through John Rosemond's Leadership Parenting Institute. She also holds a Bachelor of Theology. Trinity has over 15 years of experience working with families as a Children's Ministry Director, Youth Leader, and Elementary School Librarian. She and her husband, Justin, live in Omaha, NE. Together they have two sons.

Trinity approaches parenting with a blend of humor, honesty, and a foundation in Scripture. She is available for public speaking engagements.

Contact: jensen_trinity@yahoo.com


Lisa Dorner

Lisa Dorner is an educator with a BSED from the University of Georgia as well as a certified parent leadership coach from the John Rosemond Parenting Institute. She and her husband have four adult children and two grandchildren. Lisa has taught in private and public schools since 1981. She founded a private Christian school in 1983 and worked as a teacher and an administrator until called to homeschool her own children. Her husband and she have been in full-time ministry since 1993. In ministry, she has taught at the middle and high school levels for over 23 years. Lisa became aware of John and his philosophy of raising children before her own were even born. She incorporated his methods, with great success, in the schools that she was associated with. After raising her children, she became passionate about teaching others in her church, other churches, and schools about what she has learned from her experiences and John's teaching. She loves that all point back to the Word of God and how He can transform our lives. Contact info: ledorner@bellsouth.net.


Lissette Molinet

Lissette Molinet is an experienced professional and a certified Leadership Parenting Coach through the John Rosemond Leadership Parenting Institute. She is also a Martha Beck trained life coach who specializes in helping her clients shift their thoughts to create their best life. Lissette holds a Master’s Degree and a Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. In addition to her academic background, Lissette, a mom and former school psychologist, understands your struggles and has the kind of in-the-trenches personal experience you want from your coach. She believes in common sense problem solving and enjoys helping parents create a successful parenting style to fit their individual needs.

Contact: lissettemolinet@gmail.com


Kaye Wilson

I grew up in Oklahoma City during the 60's and 70's, and was a very compliant child. Imagine my shock and dismay when I had children who were not! Although the learning curve for me was pretty steep, John Rosemond taught me to lead my kids instead of negotiating with them, and I became a more confident and effective parent--most of the time, anyway.

Through homeschooling for ten years, teaching at a private school for 5, and serving as headmaster for 3, I turned to John and his principles time and time again. Naturally, when he began offering the opportunity to become a Certified Leadership Parenting Coach, I jumped at the chance!
Now that my five kids are grown and gone, I have the opportunity to use what I've learned to help other parents find their inner leader! It's my goal to coach parents through the tough times, to help them get a handle on what's really at issue, and to regain confidence and joy in the parenting adventure!

Contact: kwilsonok@gmail.com.


Gretchen Slover, Psy.D.

Dr. Gretchen Slover is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a doctorate in clinical psychology and is from San Diego, CA. Dr. Slover can help you navigate parenting in a manner that not only takes the fear out of parenting but leaves you, the parent, with the confidence that you will not find in method parenting. Her area of expertise is focused on high-conflict relationships which often develops when a parent becomes frustrated with their parenting performance focused on results that do not transpire.

Contact: drgretchenslover@gmail.com
Website: drgretchenslover.com


Wendy Faucett

Wendy began her teaching career in 1986. Thirty years in classrooms with children 7 years and younger has taught her much about the realities of children and their behaviors. Add in the two children she and her husband have raised into responsible and enjoyable adults, and Wendy can tell you a story about almost ANY behavior a child exhibits, and how to handle it using a combination of unequivocal authority and unconditional love. Recently retired, Wendy is excited to use her Certified Leadership Parenting Coach credential to counsel parents in learning to balance love and leadership as they raise their children. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in San Diego County, and a visiting teacher in local Head Start preschools. Email Wendy at wendyfaucett@gmail.com or find her on Facebook at Love & Leadership Parent Coaching.


Christina Calkins

Christina earned a Master of Science in Family Therapy and is currently a licensed family therapist in the state of Texas. Witnessing the ineffectiveness of the parenting methods recommended by the mental health system, she researched alternative parenting plans that would be practical and effective for today’s families.

During this time an enlightening conversation with her parents led her to discover that Rosemond’s techniques had been a major influence on her own childhood. Pleased to be an example of a “Rosemond graduate”, she is thankful to her parents for using Rosemond’s common sense approach to guide her childhood.

As a Certified Leadership Parenting Coach, she combines skills from her professional background with Rosemond’s effective parenting techniques to support parents as they make the changes they desire to create a parenting plan to fit their family.

Contact: christinafamilyconsulting@gmail.com


Liz Mallett

My grandmother said that I was "born with a baby on my hip." Mothering came natural to me at a very young age. Spending most of my childhood and teen years caring for babies and young children, teaching preschool throughout my college years only added to my love and interest in family building.

At the core of my philosophy regarding a harmonious family is the belief that the marriage comes first. I encourage parents to focus on their partners first, their children second. I value traditional roles within the family, calling for a loving male leader and a supportive wife. Parents make decisions based on what's best for the children, not necessarily what pleases their children.

My husband of 20 years encouraged me to homeschool our own children. Because of his steadfast support, we will soon graduate our oldest son from high school! I realize that homeschooling may not be the best choice for every family, but I have spent the past decade encouraging new homeschool families on their journey. However parents decide to educate their children, it's my goal to eliminate the micromanagement of schoolwork by most American parents.

I work primarily in Oklahoma but am available via phone or Skype for established clients. I can be reached at parentcoachok@yahoo.com.


Marcus Robinson

In addition to being a Certified Parenting Coach, Marcus has a diverse background of experience that contributes to his passion for parent coaching. As an ordained minister (including roles as Senior Pastor, Children’s Pastor, and Church School Principal) Marcus has over 20 years’ experience dealing with children and parents. Almost a decade ago Marcus discovered John Rosemond’s books on traditional parenting which he could relate to, and respect from his own personal experience. He has presented parenting seminars in several states using Rosemond’s material and has received great feedback from participants.

Having worked in management at Texas Instruments and Nabisco Brands, Marcus developed an understanding of leadership skills that are also critical to effective parenting. He has two successful adult sons from his forty year marriage to Kimberly, along with two grand-children. He is eager to share his understanding of effective parenting concepts that produce both immediate and long term results in raising children.

Contact Marcus at: arkpc@yahoo.com or www.facebook.com/ARK-Parent-Coaching


Laura Gray

Laura has an extensive background in education, having worked 20+ years as a high school teacher, school counselor, and university professor. She has a B.A. in secondary education, a Master's and a Specialist's degree in counseling, and a PhD in Instructional Design with an emphasis in online learning. She has three children of her own, as well, so she knows a great deal about kids and how to deal with them. Laura first began reading John's books when she was pregnant with her first child (who is now in college), and she and her husband have followed his suggestions and principles in parenting their two sons and daughter.

Laura lives in Merida, Mexico (in the Yucatan) with her husband, daughter, three cats and a dog, and her two boys are away at college in the Southern U.S. She is available for consultations via phone, Skype, and sometimes in person, and she is happy to do speaking engagements in person. She can be reached at laurag4270@gmail.com.


Mary Weldon

Mary Weldon’s professional career in childcare has covered a period of many years. Her successful achievements being first a professional nanny, then a newborn specialist, and later as a parenting coach. She had her own column in a national publication as a newborn specialist, which is her passion, and has educated many parents over the years. She is a certified life coach.

Recently she came under John Rosemond's umbrella as a leadership coach. This is a long-time goal reached as she has been using his method with parents for about 20 years with great success. She does a lot of writing on the subject and has a blog at parentingwelldone.com

She lives in Naples, Florida and is available for in-person consultations for parents who are interested in handling their problems quickly and confidently. She can be reached at weldonmary9@gmail.com or 612-998-6298.


Mike Smart

Mike has taught in public schools and coached basketball for over 30 years. He has been involved in church youth groups as well. His expertise includes working with parents and their student-athletes in dealing with the stresses involved in sports, school, and parenting. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary English Education from Cedarville University and a Masters of Arts in English from Wright State University; in addition, Mike has accrued 30+ semester hours beyond a masters degree in the areas of education and counseling. Mike added Leadership Parenting Coach to his credentials in March 2017 as a graduate of the Rosemond Leadership Parent Coaching Institute. Along with his pro basketball-playing daughter, Mike continues to periodically train individuals and small groups in basketball training skills. Mike currently babysits his four grandchildren twice weekly (ages 3-5-7-9) for nine hours each; runs a discipleship group for men; and continues with part-time teaching and basketball coaching responsibilities. In addition to his extensive work with high school male athletes, Mike also has many experiences dealing with women and women's issues, having three sisters, three daughters, three granddaughters, and coaching women's basketball for 20+ years at the junior high through college levels.

Contact: 937-925-6136