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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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Family

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

Valerie's mom is remarried and wants her grandchildren to call her new guy grandpa.   Dr. Laura: "Stand tough."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Afraid to Go to Sleep
By Dr. Laura on October 31, 2020

8-year-old Niko is having nightmares about zombies and werewolves.   Dr. Laura: "Look for ways to transform fears into something more positive."

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YouTube

YouTube: Trick or Treat with Dr. Laura
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 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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grandparents

Email of the Day: Making a Difficult Family Choice
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2020

My husband and I have been married 43 years. We made a promise from the beginning to keep making each other happy and not have our children suffer from the effects of divorce (my...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I Know I Should, But I Don't Wanna
By Dr. Laura on October 30, 2020

Lorrie is about 30 pounds overweight, and she can't get motivated to lose it.   Dr. Laura: "You are loved as you are."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Man Earns “Awesome Husband” Points
By Dr. Laura on October 29, 2020

My husband and I have been married 43 years. We made a promise from the beginning to keep making each other happy and not have our children suffer from the effects of divorce (my...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Relationship with My Mother Has Flipped
By Dr. Laura on October 29, 2020

Tina has never viewed her mother as competent or strong and is frustrated by her actions and behaviors.   Dr. Laura: "Stop Being Your Mother's Keeper"

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Dating

Blog: What Chivalry Looks Like
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

Chivalry is an important quality of a man’s behavior because it lets you know about his character patience, caring, and point of view. Here’s what true chivalry looks like:

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Lesson for My Teenage Son
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

My son will turn 16 at the end of the year and has been dating a girl of the same age. During the pandemic, physical contact between them is minimal, but I recently caught my son...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: You Saved My Daughter
By Dr. Laura on October 28, 2020

David's daughter kicked her drug-addicted boyfriend out of her home and started reading Dr. Laura's “10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives.” After only a few chapters, she is...

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10 STUPID THINGS

Call of the Day Podcast: Is There Hope for Me?
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

Nicole has cheated in the past and finds herself tempted again.   Dr. Laura: "You don't solve a problem by becoming the kind of person you're ashamed of."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Little Things DO Matter!
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

Recently, I heard you work with a woman who was no longer attracted to her husband, and then with a man who was asked to think about the happiness and electricity that was present at...

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feelings

COTD Podcast: My Family Has a Pattern of Hating Their Mothers
By Dr. Laura on October 27, 2020

For three generations, the daughters in Kristi's family have hated their mothers, and Kristi would like to break that pattern.   Dr. Laura: "There's a difference between hating and...

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Thought I Had “Clicked” With a New Guy
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2020

At 48 years old, I recently started dating again after ending a long-term relationship that was going nowhere. I met a man who I really liked. We “clicked” on all cylinders. On the...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: I Wish My Personality Wasn't So Negative
By Dr. Laura on October 26, 2020

Alexandra's husband says she is too negative, and she'd really like to change.   Dr. Laura: "It's OK to be happy without being perfect."

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Have a Friend Problem
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2020

Someone is trying to come between 11-year-old Levi and his best friend.   Dr. Laura: "Focus on your relationship and on being a good friend."

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Suffocated by My Budget
By Dr. Laura on October 25, 2020

Allison is a new stay-at-home mom to her three children and is missing the autonomy and money she had when she was working full time.   Dr. Laura: "Two Words: Grow. Up."

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feelings

COTD Podcast: I Feel Bad That My Dad is Going into a Nursing Home
By Dr. Laura on October 24, 2020

Christina promised her mom that she would take care of her father, but now he needs to enter a nursing home.   Dr. Laura: "You are doing exactly what you promised to do."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Children Don't Come With Instruction Manuals
By Dr. Laura on October 23, 2020

My 13-year-old son and I were driving home when he asked me “Mom, if you called into the Dr. Laura show, what would you ask her?”  I immediately responded that I would call to thank you.

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Family

COTD Podcast: I've Made One of the Biggest Parenting Mistakes
By Dr. Laura on October 23, 2020

Mary's son is an addict, unstable and a snowflake and her other children don't want to be around him.   Dr. Laura: "People have to work for what they receive."

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YouTube

2020 Holiday Boutique Sneak Peek: The Elves and I are Working Hard!!
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2020

The elves and I have been hard at work crafting and fusing glass art and silver jewelry to stock our Holiday Boutique with beautiful goodies for the benefit of Children of Fallen...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Was Hired by a Day Care Center When I Was a Teenager
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2020

I was hired by a day care center at the age of 16 as an assistant teacher. When I was hired, I was told I was legally too young to be there, but "they needed the help." That was my...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: Virtual Learning is Hard!
By Dr. Laura on October 22, 2020

12-year-old Evette is looking for advice on how to better focus on her online studies.   Dr. Laura: "You can't just grit your teeth and pay attention."

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10 STUPID THINGS

Blog: Bad Habits to Avoid Developing in Your 20s
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Being in your 20s is the best of times and the worst of times. You finally have the freedom to explore yourself and the world around you without Mom and Dad telling you no. However,...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Dr. Laura, I have been an avid listener for more years than I would like to admit. I agree with your stance on stay-at-home mothers and doing things in the right order, which brings me...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Facing A Scary Health Dilemma
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2020

Katia is having trouble coming to terms with the risks of her upcoming surgery.   Dr. Laura: "How you frame a situation makes all the difference."

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courage

COTD Podcast: Life's Better When I'm Being Honest With Myself
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2020

Christina was 38 with three children when she married for all the wrong reasons. After calling Dr. Laura earlier this year, she has transformed her life.   Dr. Laura: "I won't have to be...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Why I Loved My Wife
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2020

I heard your program recently when husbands called in and told you why they loved their wives.  My wife loved me with everything she had, telling me “I just want to make you happy.”  ...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Has Passed Away
By Dr. Laura on October 20, 2020

Lynette’s husband died in a car accident, and she finds herself questioning if she showed him the love and appreciation he deserved.   Dr. Laura: "You are in shock and mourning; don’t...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Thought I Knew What Was Best. I Was Wrong.
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2020

My wife and I have been married 25 years.  This was her second marriage, but my first, and she already had a child when we married.  I tried to do everything right, providing a good...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Should The Gift-Giving End?
By Dr. Laura on October 19, 2020

Evan feels disconnected from his family and would like to stop exchanging gifts with them.   Dr. Laura: "Put aside concerns of guilt unless it was illegal, immoral, unethical or pisses...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Handle My Brother's Drama?
By Dr. Laura on October 18, 2020

Denise's son is planning a small wedding and does not intend to invite his uncle. Now she's worried about telling her drama-prone brother that he won't be on the guest list.   Dr. Laura:

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Son is a Leadfoot
By Dr. Laura on October 18, 2020

Karen's son persistently speeds when driving the family car, and she has failed to make him face the consequences of disobeying the law and her family's rules.   Dr. Laura: "Your...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I’m in a Pickle With My Sister
By Dr. Laura on October 17, 2020

Rhonda's nephew's girlfriend has been a valued employee to their family business. However, now that they've broken up, Rhonda's sister wants the ex-girlfriend to be fired.   Dr. Laura: ...

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Marriage 101

Email of the Day: You Helped Me Save My Husband's Life
By Dr. Laura on October 16, 2020

My husband’s boss wanted him on a project across the country for two weeks, ten hours a day, plus the airplane travel to and from the location.  He didn’t think he could turn down the...

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Marriage

COTD Podcast: My Husband Is Secretly Messaging Another Woman
By Dr. Laura on October 16, 2020

After 18 years of marriage Shelly discovered her husband has been messaging another woman because he was unhappy.   Dr. Laura: "Before you can fix a problem, you must admit you have one."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: My Husband's Thoughtful Gift
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2020

Even though we’re still in a pandemic, this has been the time of year when many kids go away to college, leaving their parents with an empty nest.  That was my situation twelve years...

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feelings

Call of the Day Podcast: I Worry For My Friend
By Dr. Laura on October 15, 2020

Sophia-Rose is concerned for her friend who has been associating himself with bad influences despite her warnings.   Dr. Laura: "It's okay to feel sadness for his choices but you can't...

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Inspiration

Blog: The 4 R's of Forgiveness
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2020

The only time you should forgive someone is if they deserve forgiveness. Most of you hear something entirely different in church, and I categorically disagree with that point of view. I...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I Was More Important Than His Car
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2020

The first thing I noticed when I met my now husband was that he drove an old red car which had been out in the sun so long the hood was pink. Although it was old, it worked just fine,...

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feelings

COTD Podcast: I’m Upset My Mother-In-Law Didn’t Attend These Events
By Dr. Laura on October 14, 2020

Karen wrote a letter sharing her unhappy feelings after her mother-in-law declined to attend both her sons' weddings.   Dr. Laura: "Don't relive your hurt!!"

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Boyfriend Go To School With Me?
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2020

18-year-old Katelyn’s boyfriend is considering switching colleges to attend school with her.   Dr. Laura: "The choice you make in a man at 18 will differ from the choice you make in your...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: The First and Only Time in Daycare
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2020

Back in the 70s, when my son was a year old and I was a stay-at-home mom, my friend who was a working mom talked me into a girls' day with shopping and lunch.  She said I could leave my...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Hub's Addicted To His Cellphone
By Dr. Laura on October 13, 2020

Jill pays the bills and wants to cease paying her husband's cellphone as retaliation to his being constantly on the phone.   Dr. Laura: "Trust and vulnerability are required in a good...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: Don't Disrespect My Wife!
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2020

I used to think my husband was a little too harsh on our 4 children, as he would correct them on little things that I normally would have let slide.  One time I yelled for one of our...

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GRIEF

Call of the Day Podcast: I Lost My Daughter’s Twin
By Dr. Laura on October 12, 2020

During pregnancy Desiree lost her daughter’s twin brother and now worries about the day her child comes to learn of this tragic event.   Dr. Laura: "Avoid focusing on tragedy to ensure...

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childhood

Top COTD Episode: I Threatened To End My Life After Being Bullied
By Dr. Laura on October 11, 2020

This week we're listening to the Top Call of the Day episodes of All-Time!! 15-year-old Hannah threatened suicide on social media because she is very upset about how she is treated and...

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