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02/29/2012
Bringing a Gun to School Coincidentally with the Chardon, Ohio shooting, yesterday at my daughter's Jr. High school in Warren, Texas, a young man in 8th grade, brought a gun to school and threatened two boys in the lunch room. More >>

Tags: Bullying, Parenting, Personal Responsibility
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02/28/2012
Teen Mistakes... ...That was exactly the problem. What wouldn't I do? I was part of a huge group of kids that hung out "around". We ran the streets. We'd meet by the church, or by the canal or the back of the park, or just ride our bikes aimlessly looking for our others friends. More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - Teens, Teens
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02/28/2012
Battleships and Submarines From my personal experience and from listening to your show I have come to the conclusion when it comes to abusive people men are like battleships and women are like submarines. More >>

Tags: Abuse, Social Issues, spousal abuse, Values
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02/27/2012
Influencing Generations My 14 year old daughter is doing her homework as I type, and I want to mention that kid has grown up "knowing" you, hearing your voice as she rode in her baby car seat, and then booster seat. More >>

Tags: Regarding Dr. Laura, Values
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02/27/2012
Dinner Laugh-fest I had to giggle when I read the email from the reader who instituted a "rude" family dinner night in an effort to teach her children table manners. Our dinnertime is legendary, but NOT because it is so mannerly. More >>

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Family/Relationships - Family, Joy, Manners, Relationships, Relatives
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02/24/2012
Charity's Daughter Who Suffered a Stroke This site has resources and a support group in the form of a listserv. There are a number of people who would be glad to talk to you over the phone as well. Some of them have faced situations like yours. More >>

Tags: Health, Response To A Call
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02/24/2012
From Day Care Worker to SAHM My first job out of high school was working at a daycare while I was attending college. I am wonderful with children, however, I quickly realized I could not give the children the love, attention, and care that they needed and could only receive from their mothers... More >>

Tags: Parenting, SAHM stay-at-home mom, Values
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02/23/2012
2012 Make a Difference Day All-Star Finalist Last May, Dr. Laura interviewed Delaney and Addie Kenney about their "Almost Sleepovers" a program they and five other friends started where kids in their pajamas get together to raise money and craft items for the less fortunate. More >>

Tags: Charity, Doing the Right Thing, Values
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02/23/2012
How 'Real Men' are Treated in the World When I married my husband, he was in University getting his 5 year teaching degree (here in Canada) and was constantly told how the teaching profession was in dire need of males and what an asset he would be in any workplace. He had dreamed of being a teacher since he was a child, and was gifted in the profession. More >>

Tags: Education, Parenting, Raising Boys to Men, Real Men, Teaching
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02/22/2012
Advice for Overwhelmed Mom I broke down in tears yesterday listening to the caller whose 12-yr-old daughter was in ICU after having a stroke. It brought back all the memories of my own (now) 12-yr-old daughter who was born 14 weeks premature and spent 79 days in ICU with a brain injury due to lack of oxygen from a prolapsed umbilical cord. More >>

Tags: Health, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Mothering, Parenting, Response To A Call
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