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Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Makes Mountains Out of Molehills
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2022

Ellie is frustrated with her mom who she says overreacts when disciplining Ellie even for small infractions.   💡Dr. Laura: "Children must be respectful of parents, and parents must be...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling With Negative Thoughts
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2022

Adison calls in with her mother seeking help with how to change her way of thinking to overcome her negativity and have more of a “the glass is half full” perspective.   💡Dr. Laura: "The...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Chooses His Phone Over Me
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2022

Zidane says his father prefers texting others when the two of them spend limited time together.   Dr. Laura: "The only way we can be disappointed is if we have an expectation that doesn't...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Annoyed That My Friend Copies Me
By Dr. Laura on April 8, 2022

Vanessa says she's starting to get aggravated by a friend from school who follows her around and does whatever Vanessa does.   Dr. Laura: "Take control of the situation by limiting your...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Sick of Not Getting My Way!
By Dr. Laura on January 23, 2022

10-year-old Evelyn says she's tired of arguing with her mom over the things she wants that her mom won't give her.   Dr. Laura: "Be the kind of daughter you'd like to have someday."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Teacher is Mean to Me!
By Dr. Laura on January 16, 2022

Reese wants Dr. Laura's help in dealing with his mean teacher who won't let him get drinks or use the restroom whenever he wants.   Dr. Laura: "Some of the best lessons come from the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Tween Girls Are So Annoying!
By Dr. Laura on December 10, 2021

11-year-old Dean is looking for Dr. Laura's advice on how to respond to the girls who frequently text him photos of themselves.   Dr. Laura: "Turn off the text feature and get on with life."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Scared to Go to Sleep
By Dr. Laura on November 24, 2021

8-year-old Katie is afraid at nighttime and wishes her parents would wait for her to fall asleep before they turn in fo bed each night.   Dr. Laura: "Face your fears with planning and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Wish My Grandma Wouldn't Kiss Me
By Dr. Laura on October 31, 2021

10-year-old Nyana says a new girl at school is triggering her and she'd like Dr. Laura's advice on how to best deal with her.   Dr. Laura: "Children need to be given the tools to handle...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Do I Deal with a Mean Girl?
By Dr. Laura on October 31, 2021

10-year-old Nyana says a new girl at school is triggering her and she'd like Dr. Laura's advice on how to best deal with her.   Dr. Laura: "Children need to be given the tools to handle...

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Call of the Day Podcast: "Honor Thy Mother"
By Dr. Laura on October 21, 2021

14-year-old Charlotte is collecting old vaping equipment and now finds herself in a bitter argument with her mom about it.   Dr. Laura: "You will show your mother respect and she will see...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Get So Angry!
By Dr. Laura on August 27, 2021

10-year-old Jessica would like tools to help prevent the rage she says she feels when she's frustrated or angry.   Dr. Laura: "Family members, even children, need to be heard."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad's Not Being Fair!
By Dr. Laura on August 17, 2021

Lucia doesn't want to sell her tablet to help pay for the softball gear that was stolen when she accidentally left it outside.   Dr. Laura: "Negative consequences help ensure we don't...

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Call of the Day Podcast: People Make Fun of Me
By Dr. Laura on August 3, 2021

Vivian is being teased by kids at her summer camp because of her hairy arms and legs, and she'd like to know how best to stand up to them.   Dr. Laura: "Refusing to get upset takes the wind...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Can We Have a Phone?
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2021

12-year-olds Toland and Shaetuck want Dr. Laura's opinion on tweens and phones.   Dr. Laura: "Kids generally do not have the maturity and self-restraint to be responsible with smartphones."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Having Friend Trouble
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2021

12-year-old Nina has a friend who teases her about being flat-chested.   Dr. Laura: "Don't go to war with a mean girl. Just slowly back away."

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Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Stop Fighting - Part II
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2021

Listen to this follow up call with 6-year-old Teddy and 8-year-old Olivia who argue a lot.   Dr. Laura: "It's good to be good to one another."

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Call of the Day Podcast: We Can't Stop Fighting - Part I
By Dr. Laura on May 19, 2021

6-year-old Teddy and 8-year-old Olivia argue a lot and call in with mom for Dr. Laura's advice on how to stop.   Dr. Laura: "Find ways each day to do something special and nice for each...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Daughter Isn't Pushing Herself
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2021

Nyelli was an excellent student in elementary school, but now that she's in junior high, her father says she has been slacking off.   Dr. Laura: "Keep yourself motivated with breaks and...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Annoy My Sister
By Dr. Laura on April 18, 2021

8-year-old Jayden calls in to discuss how to stop picking on his sister.   Dr. Laura: "Physical activity helps reduce boredom, anger and annoying behavior."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want to Move!
By Dr. Laura on March 30, 2021

11-year-old Brooke's family is moving, and she fears leaving her friends behind and going to a new school.   Dr. Laura: "Every step we take in life prepares us for the next challenge."

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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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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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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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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Afraid of People Getting Mad at Me
By Dr. Laura on February 7, 2021

8-year-old Austin and his mom call Dr. Laura about his anxiety and fears of saying “no” to anyone.   Dr. Laura: "A child's behavioral issues typically start with the parents."

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Dad Drives High
By Dr. Laura on January 24, 2021

13-year-old Bella's father drove her and her sister while high on pain killers, and now she is afraid to ride in the car with him.   Dr. Laura: "Stay strong when it comes to protecting...

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Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Work with My Lazy Classmate?
By Dr. Laura on January 22, 2021

10-year-old Sophia has been assigned to work with a classmate who doesn't pull her weight when it comes to group assignments.   Dr. Laura: "Some people are motivated to help when they feel...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling with Online Learning
By Dr. Laura on January 19, 2021

8-year-old Parker is having a hard time focusing on his schoolwork now that everything is online.   Dr. Laura: "Kids cannot be expected to perform like robots."

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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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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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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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Call of the Day Podcast: Why Do I Whine?
By Dr. Laura on October 4, 2020

5-year-old Stephanie calls in with her mom to find the underlying cause of why she’s whining.   Dr. Laura: "You’re sad you’re not getting your way."

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Want To Be Closer To My Sister
By Dr. Laura on September 18, 2020

15-year-old Skyler would like to be more of a part of her younger sister’s life, but 13-year-old Paige is not being gracious about it.   Dr. Laura: "First responsibility in life ought to be...

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Being Picked On In Class
By Dr. Laura on September 5, 2020

Young Kaylin is blind in one eye and is constantly teased about it by her fellow students.   Dr. Laura: "Kids are curious and annoying; don’t be a victim…take control of the situation." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: “The Mathematical Problem”
By Dr. Laura on August 4, 2020

Andrew and his mom are getting extremely frustrated when it comes to homeschooling and math.   Dr. Laura: "I LEARNED THAT ONE!" 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Terrified Of Snakes!
By Dr. Laura on July 11, 2020

Young Magdalena is so scared of being attacked by the elongated, legless reptiles that she fears playing outside her own home.   Dr. Laura: "Yeah, you're right to be scared, so be prepared!

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Afraid To Sleep At Night
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2020

Young Addie is finding herself “alone and afraid” to the point of crying when it's time for bed.   Dr. Laura: "You are not alone when you hold people in your heart." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: Copying My Cousin Got Me In Trouble!
By Dr. Laura on April 26, 2020

Young Jackson found himself being disciplined after copying the bad behavior of his cousin.    Dr. Laura: "Be your superpower." 

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