About Richard


Laguna_2013-6539As Dr. Spock said, “You know more than you think you do.”

Millions of parents wonder if they’re doing things “right,” and, after raising four kids over more than thirty years, I have learned that tapping into the common sense you already have is the first key to parenting.

As our children were growing up people would regularly tell us how lucky we were to get such well-behaved and personable children.  Although we always appreciated those compliments, we knew that raising respectful and happy children took a lot more than luck.

My wife, JoAnn, believed that some parents were ineffective because they just didn’t know what to do.  I thought that they lacked confidence and common sense.  Many discussions ensued, and I began documenting many of the lessons we learned along the way.  The first thing we decided was that our mission was to raise children that other people liked to be around.

After over ten years and many consultations with various parenting experts, I published “Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around – 5 Common Sense Musts from a Father’s Point of View.”  The book has gotten some wonderful reviews, and I am happy to have found my niche with this blog.  I’m also proud to be a contributor to The Huffington Post, and other sites.   It’s especially pleasing that many of the theories in my book continue to manifest themselves positively in our relationship with our children.

Of course, the job of parenting never ends, and that’s why I write this blog.  I look forward to sharing further thoughts and revelations – and I hope you find them useful and entertaining.


3 Responses to About Richard

  1. Joanne Schnuckel says:


  2. Dear Richard,
    Just saw you on the morning news this morning (KTLA). You and your book are extremely interesting and have an important message to share. I was wondering if you might be interested in being a guest on the Miss ADD Show – a weekly live podcast- hosted by Family Therapist/ADD-Life Coach/Author – Justine Ruotolo (aka Miss A.D.D.)……?

    We (CTM – The Rights Company) have just recently taken over the production/mgmt of the show and are in the process of raising the “values” to a more “informative/cutting edge” and “professional healthcare” level. The show, with it’s over 90 hours of existing programing, already has earned a vast international audience and we would love to have you on as a guest. It would be a perfect vehicle for promoting your book and it is obvious that you have an important message to share with the public.

    Please check out http://www.missadd.com

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,
    Stephen Aristei
    Creative Talent Management
    The Rights Company

    • Richard Greenberg says:

      Hi Stephen,

      I’m glad you caught the KTLA segment today. It was fun.

      I’d be happy to be a guest on the show. Let me know what dates work for you and we’ll set something up. You can reach me by email at richard@raisingchildren.com and by text at 3105690450.

      I’m assuming (by the 424) that you’re in L.A.

      I look forward to speaking with you.



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