Psychology Professor Publishes Yoyo Dad's Journal

Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2011

Dr. John Wu, chair of the Department of Psychology and professor of psychology, just published the Kindle edition of The Yoyo Dad's Journal: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids in an Up and Down World. Wu "shares his thoughts and observations about parenting and leading an emotionally healthy life in this humorous and concise book."

From Amazon: "How do you help kids reach their full potential? What words do American parents frequently say that can undermine their children’s growth in the long run? How can we understand people with great potential who, at the same time, consistently underachieve? How can you improve your focus and build a better brain?... Through his observations and interactions with young adults and couples for the past twenty years, in addition to sharing personal stories from his own family, Dr. Wu guides you in four distinct ways to improve your own life and the life of your children (or future children). This book is aimed at parents and individuals high school aged and up."

Wu has taught at PLNU since 2001 in the developmental and clinical areas of psychology. Prior to joining PLNU, Dr. Wu worked for over a decade in university counseling centers providing counseling to undergraduate and graduate students at UCSD and Northeastern University. He received his masters and doctorate degrees in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.  He has served in church youth ministry with junior high and college students, and he maintains a private practice (Celebration Counseling) which focuses on adults and couples. 

As his students can attest, each day he is a clear and present danger with his yoyo.