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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Protect My Parents from My Sister?
By Dr. Laura on March 15, 2021

Megan's sister is an addict with financial problems and has recently moved back in with her parents.   Dr. Laura: "You have to accept that this is their choice."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Enjoy Playing the Piano
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2021

Thomas is ready to stop practicing piano in favor of playing the saxophone, but he and his mom, Kim, worry that his father will be angry and disallow it.   Dr. Laura: "Parents must each...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Ghosting Me
By Dr. Laura on March 14, 2021

After continually nagging him, Cindy's adult son is ignoring her calls, and she's not sure if she should continue reaching out to him.   Dr. Laura: "If you want to repair something, you...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Why Did Our Mom Dis Us?
By Dr. Laura on March 13, 2021

Twins Sarah and Stephanie just learned that their recently deceased mother excluded them from her will even though they thought they were close to her.   Dr. Laura: "Leaving someone out...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: Play to Your Strengths
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2021

I was a music student when I originally went to college, with piano as my major. My piano teacher was brilliant and eccentric. Upon hearing that my ambition was to be a concert pianist,...

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Bad Childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Unlucky in the Parent Department
By Dr. Laura on March 12, 2021

12-year-old Jayna is living with her grandmother because her mom is drug-addicted, and her father has been in and out of jail most of her life.   Dr. Laura: "No matter your background,...

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Dating

Email of the Day: My Father Found My Husband for Me
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2021

I have been happily married for over 25 years, and I owe it all to my dear father. He did not approve of any of the boyfriends I had when I started dating. He didn’t have to tell me...

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stress

Call of the Day Podcast: Are My Fears Irrational?
By Dr. Laura on March 11, 2021

James considers all of the bad things that could happen in any given situation and has a hard time enjoying life because of his fears.   Dr. Laura: "Face your fears by having a plan for...

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YouTube

YouTube: Baking Up Love with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2021

What’s better than sliced bread? Not much if you ask me! But we did squeeze in a few photos of the other baked yummies you shared for this baking slide show. “Knead” to talk? Give me a...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: What I Learned from a High School Sports Teacher
By Dr. Laura on March 10, 2021

I was on a field hockey team when I was a sophomore in high school. We lost almost all our games that year. We were ahead in one game, but in the last 60 seconds, the other team scored...

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Parenting

Blog: Are You Ready to Have a Baby?
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Here are some of the signs that you're ready to have a baby:

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of "Short" Jokes
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Mike is short and wants to know how to respond to people's rude comments about short men.   Dr. Laura: Reply with, “I'm not sure that was a thoughtful thing to say to me.”

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband Shows Our Kids How Much He Loves Me
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

I made some dumb decisions in my early twenties, and I am eternally grateful that your strong voice was the one that stayed with me, even when I was rebellious and pushed aside the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Nephew is Being Controlled
By Dr. Laura on March 9, 2021

Miriam feels caught in the middle of her sister and nephew's disagreements over the girl he is dating and lets boss him around.   Dr. Laura: “He's too scared to be a man so he found a...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Even Bird Parents Know How to Do the Right Thing
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2021

About ten years ago, I had two pet finches. They laid several eggs and hatched their chicks and they were very devoted, caring parents. When it’s time for the little ones to leave the...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Family is Overbearing
By Dr. Laura on March 8, 2021

Leann's family helps take care of her baby while she's at work, and she's not happy with their unsolicited parenting advice.   Dr. Laura: “You are choosing to take a back seat to raising...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I Lie to My Parents
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2021

13-year-old Jonathan has a problem with lying and calls in with his mom to explain why.   Dr. Laura: “Make a decision to tell the truth even when it's scary and uncomfortable.”

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Won't Let Me Have a Pet
By Dr. Laura on March 7, 2021

Connor and his mom call Dr. Laura to discuss how to approach Connor's dad who refuses to let the family have a pet.   Dr. Laura: “In a loving way, tell him you are giving the kids the...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Compete for Praise
By Dr. Laura on March 6, 2021

Natalia's young sons are competitive with each other and for her attention and she needs advice on how to respond to them.   Dr. Laura: “Only praise kindness and compassion and let them...

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Family

Email of the Day: My Amazing Grandmother
By Dr. Laura on March 5, 2021

After many years of marriage, my grandfather on my mother’s side abandoned my grandmother and his three children and left to “find” himself and figure out his life. Nearly one year...

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Workplace

Call of the Day Podcast: I Should Have Kept My Mouth Shut!
By Dr. Laura on March 5, 2021

Judi was caught talking behind a co-worker's back and now her co-workers have turned against her.   Dr. Laura: Just say, “I caused this rift and ask you both to forgive me.”

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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Email of the Day: How I Reconnected With My Husband
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2021

I have been married for almost five years to a WONDERFUL, hardworking husband who treats me like a queen. Since having children, our marriage had started to lack intimacy because of our...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom's Sisters Skipped Her Funeral
By Dr. Laura on March 4, 2021

Leeanne's mom died recently, and she is angry that her aunts didn't attend the service even though COVID safety precautions were taken.   Dr. Laura: "A person can grieve profoundly...

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Inspiration

Blog: 5 Tips to Be More Confident
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

Confidence is believing that you have something of value to offer. Sadly, many of you come from really crappy families and don’t have that sense. The good news is, confidence is like a...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Wanted My Daughter to Do Things The Proper Way
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

My husband and I have been married for 31 years and have 3 grown children. As they were growing up, we were their parents and not their friends. Other parents thought we were too tough...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Parents Fight A Lot
By Dr. Laura on March 3, 2021

11-year-old Amara is worried about her parents' frequent arguments and calls Dr. Laura with her mom for help.   Dr. Laura: "When you are a mother, your child's security is what matters...

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YouTube

YouTube: Creative Crafting with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Evidence of your creative crafting continues to come in, so my peeps have compiled your photos for this 2nd craft video. I love seeing the healthy ways you soothe your soul. If you...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Sheltered Me Too Much
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Mark is different from his friends and believes it's a negative that his mother raised him to be a God-fearing, rule-following young man.   Dr. Laura: "People who are too hard on...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Don’t Be Mad Because I’m A Dolphin!
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

I wanted to share a funny moment that happened around our dinner table. My ten-year-old daughter slurps her food, talks when her mouth is full and overall has poor posture while eating....

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: We Have a Problem in the Bedroom
By Dr. Laura on March 2, 2021

Dave snores and feels terrible about keeping his wife up all night, but she doesn't want to sleep in separate rooms.   Dr. Laura: "Getting proper sleep is one of the most important...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Little Things Matter in a Marriage
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2021

After many years of being told by women I once admired that I needed to be strong, powerful and have a big career, I found you and you showed me the light. I have learned from you to be...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Mom Yells Too Much
By Dr. Laura on March 1, 2021

Frankie and Lena's mom often loses her temper, and they want her to find better ways to cope with parenthood.   Dr. Laura: "Be mindful of how you feel and communicate in the moment...

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Divorce

Call of the Day Podcast: I Want to Be Closer to My Dad
By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2021

9-year-old Judah is wishing for a better relationship with his biological father who has been largely absent since Judah was a baby.   Dr. Laura: "Your loving, involved grandparents can...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Don't Want My Advice
By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2021

Suzy is frustrated by her twin 14-year-old daughters who roll their eyes and reject her input and advice.   Dr. Laura: "Lectures turn kids off, but asking questions guides them to think."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Keep Dating an Ambivalent Man?
By Dr. Laura on February 27, 2021

Corinne isn't happy that her boyfriend doesn't hold her hand, falls asleep when they watch movies together and basically shows little interest in being with her, but she continues to...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Left My Fire-Breathing-Dragon Self Behind
By Dr. Laura on February 26, 2021

I am my husband's girlfriend and my two dogs’ mom. On Christmas Eve, I had a whim to paint our kitchen, pull up the old tile and refinish the hardwood floors underneath. I ordered and...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Wants to Live with Her Dad
By Dr. Laura on February 26, 2021

Marie's 16-year-old daughter has left home to live with her biological father, and Marie wants to go to court to force her to come back home.   Dr. Laura: "Letting her leave could be the...

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Parenting

Blog: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress in Kids
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2021

The atmosphere you create at home has the biggest impact on your child's stress level. Kids need time to breathe, be creative on their own, and get lost in their own thoughts. They are...

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: A Stranger Overwhelmed Me With Kindness
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2021

It was my daughter's 7th birthday, and I was required to bring her 1st grade class fresh flowers and snacks for the week. This was an extremely challenging financial time for our family...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is Sexting
By Dr. Laura on February 25, 2021

Amber's 13-year-old son has been sexting with a classmate, and Amber and her husband aren't sure how to handle him.   Dr. Laura: "Don't be afraid to be the tough parent your child needs."

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YouTube

YouTube: Crafting Fun with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2021

Caution! The following video contains a considerable collection of cute, cozy, comfy creations knitted and crocheted by my creative listeners. I congratulate you on making such...

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In-Laws

Email of the Day: What I Learned From My In-Laws
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2021

From the day I met them, I got along well with my husband's parents. The day of our marriage, they took me in as their own daughter, and encouraged a good relationship between the four...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm an Obnoxious Know-It-All
By Dr. Laura on February 24, 2021

Lisa's husband is annoyed by her constant need to correct him and always be right.   Dr. Laura: "No one was ever loved for being right."

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courage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Did the Right Thing!
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2021

Janette called Dr. Laura more than a year ago about a man who did her wrong. She took Dr. Laura's advice and now feels stronger than ever and ready to find love.   Dr. Laura: "Carrying a...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Am a Dr. Laura Graduate
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2021

When we married, my husband was a young, aspiring professional who decided to open his own firm. I was a hard-working registered nurse who had applied to graduate school. I loved my job...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: Am I Emotionally Stunted?
By Dr. Laura on February 23, 2021

Lauren grew up feeling distant from her mother and fears being emotionally unavailable and a poor role model to her four daughters.   Dr. Laura: "You aren't seeing yourself as the loving...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: You Gave Me a Marital Karate Kick
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2021

My husband and I were in a rut and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I realized that I fell into bad habits after our fourth child was born. I felt entitled and was overall just...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Takes His Depression Out on Me
By Dr. Laura on February 22, 2021

Renee's husband gets mean when he's feeling depressed, and she doesn't know how to handle it.   Dr. Laura: "You don't have to tolerate abusive behavior."

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband's Dad Won't Move Out
By Dr. Laura on February 21, 2021

Matt's dad moved in “temporarily” six months ago, and Matt's wife, Stephanie, is ready for good 'ol dad to leave.   Dr. Laura: "Don't measure the worthiness of a situation by its...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: Is My Son Betraying Me?
By Dr. Laura on February 21, 2021

Jenn is upset that her adult son spends so much time with her estranged mother.   Dr. Laura: "This is his lack of character, not yours."

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I Need Help with My Teen
By Dr. Laura on February 20, 2021

Sophie's 13-year-old says she hates herself and was caught sneaking out of the house to fool around with a boy.   Dr. Laura: "The boy is her therapy."

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