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09/15/2010
IconI'm 24 years old and finally, I'm doing the right thing. And the thing I'm doing that is oh-so-right is I learned to listen and respond to feedback, in all its forms. I was hoping that you could share this with your listeners, because it's a life lesson that I am so grateful to have learned early in this life. As a child, I was afraid if I did things wrong it meant a host of awful things I was stupid, I didn't listen well, I was annoying people, I was high maintenance. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentParentingRead On-AirRegarding Dr. LauraValues
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09/15/2010
IconMany modern parents have a very bad habit of coddling their children, ultimately turning them into out-of-control monsters. Here's one scenario:  a driver in Florida left the keys in the ignition and the engine running of his 1966 Acura Integra to run inside an Italian restaurant to pick up a take-out order.  That was just too much temptation for a 17 year old, who with his 14 year old buddy, jumped in the car and drove away.  He was followed by owner in a separate car, police were called, a description went out and the two were apprehended post haste. More >>

Tags: BusinessFamily/Relationships - ChildrenJobParentingPersonal ResponsibilityValues
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09/14/2010
IconSometimes, children who have been adopted fantasize about being with their birth family.  That's what's happening to a worried listener: More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - FamilyParentingRelationshipsRelatives
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09/13/2010
Icon...My neighbor's son goes to a local day orphanage. She chose this particular day care because it has "sunny yellow walls and the toys looked clean." This was her standard for the people who would raise her child. This day care recently acquired a three year old Chinese boy, whose parents are recent immigrants from China to attend medical school at a local university. This boy speaks no English. More >>

Tags: DepressionMental HealthParentingRead On-AirSAHM stay at home momSocial IssuesValues
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09/11/2010
IconHelp your children take healthy, productive steps toward their 21st century adult lives this school year... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceEducationFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - ChildrenMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingPersonal ResponsibilitySchoolValues
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09/03/2010
IconMany parents have children who go to bed, but have problems falling asleep and staying in bed.  There are many different types of bedtime hassles parents may experience. At least two of them occur after the child is in bed. Here are some tips for handling them...  More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingValues
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09/01/2010
IconSocial isolation [loneliness] is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being an alcoholic, not exercising, and twice as harmful as obesity. Bottom line:  The lack of social support should be added to the short list of risk factors for an early grave.  More >>

Tags: FriendshipsParentingSocial IssuesValues
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08/31/2010
IconOne day your children are cuddling up in your lap, and the next day they don't want to have anything to do with you.  That's the behavior that's puzzling a listener who wrote about his teenage daughter. More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - TeensParentingTeens
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08/28/2010
IconA few Teen Commandments about allowing children the freedom to learn... More >>

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08/26/2010
IconThis week with all it's troubles dealing with an aging mother and crazy dance rehearsals I had to email you to tell you how proud I am of my daughter. You heard me right, dance rehearsals. I am a tap dancer getting ready for a big show on Sunday. Tap is my life. I have been doing it since I was 4 and I am 46!... More >>

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