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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: Being Home is a Beautiful Thing
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2020

Amanda was a working mom of three until late last year, and she says staying home has made an incredible difference in their family life.   Dr. Laura: "We need to start a recovering...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Lesson About Honesty I’ll Never Forget
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2020

A long time ago, before I started kindergarten, my mother and I entered a dime store in a small Seattle suburb. As we checked out, we passed those shelves with gum, candy, and sundries...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My First Girlfriend Broke Up with Me
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2020

20-year-old Jack is hurt and not sure how to act around the girlfriend who just broke up with him.   Dr. Laura: "Finding 'the one' is worth any pain in the journey."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: One Way to Reverse Bad Behavior in Kids
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2020

I remember from a long time ago that you had a solution involving hand-holding when kids fought with each other. My daughter has two girls ages 10 and 12 who constantly fight, so I told...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Lying to My Daughter About My Divorce
By Dr. Laura on November 23, 2020

Jen's daughter Julie wants to know why her parents are divorced, but Jen is embarrassed to tell the full story.   Dr. Laura: "Kids need to know the truth."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I'm a Burden
By Dr. Laura on November 22, 2020

New mom, Dawn, was diagnosed with lymphoma, and she worries that she will be a burden to her family.   Dr. Laura: "You're a person with a problem, and people want to help."

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: Do I Owe My Cheating Ex?
By Dr. Laura on November 22, 2020

Jill finally left her cheating husband, but now he has come down with Parkinson's, and she wonders if “in sickness and health” still applies.   Dr. Laura: "We reap what we sow."

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of Having Panic Attacks
By Dr. Laura on November 21, 2020

Nicolet was crippled by a hit-and-run accident and wakes up in a panic re-living it every morning.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to endure this alone."

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YouTube

YouTube: Feeling "Young and Restless" in "Santa Barbara"
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday! Bet you didn't know I was a soap star. Yep! Well, soap guest star that is. In 1992 I played “Bonnie,” a therapist leading a group session on the TV show “Santa...

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Dating

Email of the Day: My Daughter Had SGS
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2020

I teach high school in California, and my wife and I have two daughters. Fifteen years ago, when our daughters were in high school, my younger daughter had been dating a young man for a...

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: What Do You Regret?
By Dr. Laura on November 20, 2020

Dr. Laura asks listeners to call in and talk about a time they chickened out and why they wish they hadn't.   Dr. Laura: "What have you missed out on?"

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Marriage

Email of the Day: We Vowed to Keep Our Marriage Strong
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2020

My husband and I have been married 28 years. It has not always been easy, but we have kept - and will continue to keep - our marriage strong, not just until the kids are up and out, but...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Have a Nice Mom
By Dr. Laura on November 19, 2020

9-year-old Chloe's mom is in and out of her life and treats her badly when she is around.   Dr. Laura: "Stay away from destructive or dangerous people."

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Wanted a Head Start on How to Treat a Man
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2020

I waited with much anticipation for your book "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands." I didn't have a husband. I was a single (knocked-up) mother who hoped maybe someday I would have...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Always Give in to My Brother
By Dr. Laura on November 18, 2020

Will's brother demands money from their parents and threatens self-harm, and Will is caught in the middle.   Dr. Laura: "Don't let his behavior interfere with your life."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Being a Brat - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 17, 2020

In part two of this Call of the Day, Jill and Curtis worry that their son could be manipulative and dangerous.   Dr. Laura: "Don't keep anyone dangerous in your home."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: My Dying Mom Knew What Was Best for Me
By Dr. Laura on November 17, 2020

Thirty years ago, my mother was dying of breast cancer. At the time, I was 36 weeks pregnant and I flew out to see her before she died (back then, they still let you on a plane at that...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Being a Brat - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on November 17, 2020

Jill and Curtis fear their 18-year-old son is using his mental illness as an excuse for his poor choices and behavior.   Dr. Laura: "Raise your boy to be a man."

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In-Laws

Blog: 6 Tips for Dealing with In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

It can be quite a challenge marrying into a new family. Here are 6 tips to help ease the transition:

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Never, Ever Give Up!
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

I’ve been married for 37 years. We’ve been through cancer, the loss of parents, sick family members, disability, loss of jobs, and mystery illnesses that would challenge even the most...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Can I Get Past My Bad Childhood?
By Dr. Laura on November 16, 2020

Cathy's mom didn't protect her from being molested by her father, and they fight about it every few years.   Dr. Laura: "We have two opportunities in life to have a good parent-child...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Jealous of My Friend
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2020

9-year-old Cora believes her friend is prettier, smarter and gets more than she does.   Dr. Laura: "Work to become the best version of yourself."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Constantly Feel Bad for My Friend
By Dr. Laura on November 15, 2020

Sandy is struggling with the fact that her best friend is battling cancer.   Dr. Laura: "Compassion doesn't need to be cured."

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Do I Have Time to Fix This?
By Dr. Laura on November 14, 2020

Elaine is a recovering alcoholic and fears she is too broken to be happily married.   Dr. Laura: "Your husband's love is the therapy you need."

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YouTube

YouTube: Flashback Friday - What Did These Shirts Say?!
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

Happy #FlashbackFriday !! This past week I asked you to share with me YOUR Howl-o-ween costume flashback photos. I am flabbergasted by your wit and creativity! They are cute, scary and...

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Have Only Sweet Memories
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

I recently sent our old videos to be converted to digital files, and I’ve been calling up sweet old memories as I watch my teenagers as babies. My oldest is now 15, and looking back on...

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Do The Right Thing

Call of the Day Podcast: What Did You Learn Today?
By Dr. Laura on November 13, 2020

Dr. Laura invites listeners to call in with something important they have learned from the show.   Dr. Laura: "What have YOU learned from Dr. Laura?"

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: I Needed to Reinvigorate My Faith
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

You’ve molded me from an insecure, feminist university girl into a woman of moral integrity and fortitude. I want to thank you for a recent segment on your program where you asked...

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feelings

COTD Podcast: I'm Having a Hard Time Understanding My Emotions
By Dr. Laura on November 12, 2020

Jenny had a baby during the Coronavirus shutdown and feels angry and irritable all the time.   Dr. Laura: "Being a new mother is full time and overwhelming even without a pandemic."

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Family

Email of the Day: Thank You for Hanging Up on My Husband!
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2020

A year ago, my husband called you. At that time, he was working for his parents and was miserable, but he was afraid to leave because I was a stay-at-home mom and we had three kids...

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Procrastination

Call of the Day Podcast: I Never Follow Through with My Plans
By Dr. Laura on November 11, 2020

Jim says he wants to buy a second home, but he never follows through on his extensive research and planning.   Dr. Laura: "Some people just like the excitement of a challenge."

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Another Satisfied Customer!
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

Not only did Dr. Laura's advice help Judy solve the friend problem she originally called in about, it led to a realization about her relationship with her mother.   Dr. Laura: "Good...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: How To Cook A Husband
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

While searching through a handwritten cookbook from 1946, I came across a very simple recipe at the back. It has a corny picture of a husband in a hot frying pan. I had to read on, and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Have Too Many Rules
By Dr. Laura on November 10, 2020

17-year-old Collin has been sneaking out of the house to hang out with friends because he doesn't like his parents' rules.   Dr. Laura: "The person with responsibility has the power."

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feelings

Email of the Day: Feeling Bad vs. Feeling Guilty
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2020

My 29-year-old daughter who lives two hours away was struggling with whether to come home for a party we were having. She texted me and said she really didn’t want to make the drive and...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Watching My Dad Suffer
By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2020

Tammy's mother died the day before her 60th wedding anniversary. Now Tammy is worried about her father.   Dr. Laura: "He's no longer a husband. Please let him continue being a dad."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Got Pregnant 6 Months into Dating
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2020

Kim has a baby with a man she only knew 6 months before getting pregnant, and they have no interest in getting married.   Dr. Laura: "Do what's right, good and just in spite of your...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have a Bad Track Record with Men
By Dr. Laura on November 8, 2020

Nikki has been married three times, has three young children and is still looking for a man.   Dr. Laura: "Good mothers think of their children's wellbeing first."

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Marriage 101

Call of the Day Podcast: I Saw an Immediate Change
By Dr. Laura on November 7, 2020

After reading just a couple chapters of “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” Rebecca and her husband have reconnected in a powerful way.   Dr. Laura: "Guys are not complicated!"

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Let Kids Figure It Out
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2020

I always listen carefully when you have children who call, because I admire and respect how you speak with them. You recently asked a young boy to figure out when “three months from...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Traumatized by My Husband’s Infidelity
By Dr. Laura on November 6, 2020

Keri suffered childhood trauma and she feels re-traumatized by her unfaithful husband, even though it was 13 years ago.   Dr. Laura: "When we are betrayed the hurt never goes away...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I’m Frustrated by Some Single Parents
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2020

I am a divorced mom who has decided to dedicate my life to my daughter. I am angry and frustrated, because there are so many single parents acting like children. I see parents who are...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm a Shack-up Honey
By Dr. Laura on November 5, 2020

Kayla's failure to demand respect has led to a shack-up relationship.   Dr. Laura: "Put yourself on a pedestal, and make a man earn you."

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Required A Commitment
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2020

Before meeting my husband, I had a slew of unsuccessful relationships. I was doing everything wrong. After another dumb relationship, I changed my ways and became unapologetic about...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mother Uses Me to Get to My Dad
By Dr. Laura on November 4, 2020

Amber has let her mom control her and now she feels stuck in the middle of her parents' dispute.   Dr. Laura: "Have the courage to let her go."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: What Can I Say to Rude People? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2020

In part 2 of this call of the day, Dr. Laura takes listeners' favorite comebacks to people who wonder why Kathy ever became a special education teacher.   Dr. Laura: "It's a calling, not...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was the Educated Childcare Provider in a Daycare
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2020

My parents divorced when I was three-years-old. They fought often and talked poorly about each other to us kids. My escape was to play with dolls, and my biggest fantasy was that I’d be...

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: What Can I Say to Rude People? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on November 3, 2020

Kathy wants a comeback for people who belittle her job and wonder why she ever became a special education teacher.   Dr. Laura: "The biggest challenges bring the biggest rewards."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The Joys of Homeschooling My Boys
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2020

I’m a stay-at-home mommy, and now I’m also teacher to my two boys during the pandemic. They had been in private school, which I thought was better than public school, but teaching them...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Believe in Marriage
By Dr. Laura on November 2, 2020

Mary doesn't want to marry her boyfriend even though they have a 4-year-old son together.   Dr. Laura: "Give your child the hope and dream of a loving, committed relationship."

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Wants to Erase My Dad – Part 2
By Dr. Laura on November 1, 2020

Valerie and her mom, Alice, call in to discuss why Alice's new husband doesn't deserve the title of grandpa.   Dr. Laura: "Don't impose your new life on other people."

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