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Family/Relationships - Children
07/22/2011
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I am 14 years old and am a huge fan of your program. I wanted to thank you for all you do, because thanks to you I have an excellent mother.

 

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07/22/2011
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I felt so compelled to respond to your comments on the current "trend" or "fad" of diagnosing "out of control kids" with Bipolar Disorder. You said (I am paraphrasing) it is far better for a kid who is acting out to go into FAMILY therapy than get on medication or individual counseling. I could not agree more.

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03/04/2011
IconMy wife and I have been listening to your show for a couple of years now. Our 11 year old son gets to listen in on the tail end of your show as he gets picked up after school and often gets a head of what your take is going to be on the subject. More >>

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02/25/2011
IconToday I had a 12 year old boy who I had only known for about 3 hours prior, approach me and start rambling about his home life... More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - ChildrenParentingPersonal ResponsibilityValues
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02/22/2011
IconIf it seems to you that bullying is getting worse, you're right.  It seems to be happening at earlier ages, with more frequency, and now we've got "cyberbullying" so the entire universe can get in on humiliating someone.  This is not just about kids - "poop" rolls downhill and kids are the last stop. More >>

Tags: BullyingEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenParenting
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02/16/2011
IconA good two-thirds of our population is fat or obese and that also goes for our kids..  Fat and obese.  And there is more and more evidence coming out as to why.  Poor eating habits, poor activity habits, and not genetics are the underlying causes for adolescent obesity according to a new study in the American Heart Journal. More >>

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02/15/2011
IconA single, divorced mom of a toddler lives back at home with her parents, and she's taking advantage of Grandma's ability to stay at home to watch her child.... More >>

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02/14/2011
Grandma Can You Babysit Again? ..."Our daughter is a single, divorced mom of a three-year-old, [I'm very sad already] she's still living at home with us while she attends college. [At least the little kid is in family.] She takes very good care of her child, but she likes to act like a 19-year-old instead of a 25-year-old in terms of friends, partying and going out with men..." More >>

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02/11/2011
IconMy brother is a Boy Scout leader here in Bellingham, WA. He was at a meeting with 3rd graders, most of which are home schooled, and a few parents... More >>

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02/07/2011
IconI read an article from England last week about "free-range vs. helicopter" parenting.  According to the article, helicopter parents wrap their "children in cotton wool," and free-range parents "give [their] offspring a bus pass and mobile phone and [let] them go for it.  One of the questions raised was... More >>

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