Argosy University Newsroom
Argosy University Newsroom

In The News

Orange County’s Dr. Mary Ann Franco Featured on Telemundo

Dr. Mary Ann Franco, licensed marriage and family therapist and professor at Argosy University, Orange County, was recently featured on Telemundo. Dr. Franco discussed powerful things that parents can say to their kids.


Click on the link below to see the translated interview:

 11 frases poderosas que deberías decirle a tu hijo


Dr. Franco states that, “the two most powerful things to say to your child are ‘You make me happy’ and ‘I love spending time with you.’ These statements carry powerful messages to the child because they convey unconditional love. The statements become part of, and help shape, how a child defines him/herself. Allowing a child to embrace all aspects of her/himself is extremely empowering and will carry them through the many travails that life offers. The way a child perceives him/herself has become the template on how the world is viewed.


As an adult, the choices one makes (especially in the romantic arena) will be parallel to the internal beliefs one has about the self, and these beliefs positively correlate with the messages one has learned and absorbed in childhood. The psychological impact of saying to your child ‘I love being with you, I love hanging out with you, I love spending time with you, I trust you, and you make me happy,’ will all support their feeling of being loved and valued throughout their life.”


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Orange County, 1601 South Lewis Street, Orange, CA 92868. © 2016 Argosy University. © 2016 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is


See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


Argosy University, Orange County is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. Argosy University, Orange County does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to Argosy University, Orange County’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. Argosy University, Orange County makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.


Request Info