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Topic: Parenting

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Feel Like I'm Losing My Son
By Dr. Laura on July 5, 2020

Kim finds herself very emotional as her son and his wife prepare to relocate.    Dr. Laura: "Just the nature of the beast!"

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Email of the Day: Good Mommies Raise the Best People
By Dr. Laura on July 2, 2020

My 19 year-old-son recently started a job at a major grocery store. He is one of the youngest employees there and seems by all accounts to be doing well.

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Is Upset With Me For Kicking Him Out
By Dr. Laura on July 2, 2020

Rosemary's 23-year-old son has resorted to name-calling and demeaning behaviors after the passing of his father.   Dr. Laura: "Give up on being "the parent" if it's hurting you!"

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Call of the Day Podcast: I Struggle When My Mom Says “No”
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2020

Young Lauren finds herself fighting with her parents more and more ...   Dr. Laura: "Adolescents need to negotiate with parents in a rational way." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: I’m Teaching My Daughter To Earn
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Casey tells Dr. Laura that he’s using what she preaches to raise his child right.   Dr. Laura: "I'm earning my fishing rod, Dad!" 

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Email of the Day: Good Husbands Raise Great Husbands
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

One day I heard you say that you should treat your family as a safe haven, and not as a waste dump. My husband has been doing that for a long time. He never once brought stress home...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Your Guidance Has Raised A Man
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2020

Mike thanks Dr. Laura for helping him raise his son into being a "man" and not a “snowflake” ...    Dr. Laura: "We have a GREAT 18-year-old son thanks to our learning from you on how to...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Has Eloped!
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2020

Over a recent holiday weekend, Crystal’s son discreetly connected with his girlfriend and eloped!   Dr. Laura: "Once an adult child starts making their own decisions...give them the...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Our Daughter Is Dating A Bad Guy
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2020

Tony and Louise’s teen daughter is dating a guy that they don’t like. Tony has banned him from their home but Louise fears her daughter will be angry.   Dr. Laura: "No snowflake here!" 

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COTD: Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2020

In the conclusion of this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani learns from Dr. Laura how to better conduct her life to avoid long-term ramifications.    Dr. Laura: "Children need to trust...

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COTD: Should I Enforce Consequences On My Teen? - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on May 26, 2020

In this 2-part episode, 14-year-old Leilani finds herself in trouble for her “combative and disrespectful” behaviors towards her parents. Listen to Part 1 …    Dr. Laura: "Children need...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Should My Teen Daughter Be On Social Media?
By Dr. Laura on May 25, 2020

Liz’s daughter is begging her mother to be allowed to chat with friends on the social platform “Snapchat,”, but is this a good idea?    Dr. Laura: "Children need to learn to communicate...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Son Wants To Bail On His Kid
By Dr. Laura on May 21, 2020

James’ adult son wants to join the Marines instead of being a father to his child. What words of wisdom can James share with his son to change his mind?   Dr. Laura: "A real man does not...

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Email of the Day: Raising Them Right
By Dr. Laura on May 18, 2020

For the past 20 years, you've been my wise, loving, no-nonsense virtual mother, and because of your guidance, I've led a life that has made me happy and proud.  You gave me the...

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COTD: I’m Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2020

Jori calls back with her mother one week later to discuss what she’s learned from her prior discussion with Dr. Laura.    Dr. Laura: "It's not you who needs your mother, it's your mother...

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COTD: I’m Concerned About My Daughter Hitting Rock Bottom - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on May 12, 2020

Audra is ready to cut ties with her mother-in-law, but her husband Jesse is not ready to end it despite the chaos in their marriage.   Dr. Laura: "Let your adult child check out her own...

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Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Too Late To Help My Daughter?
By Dr. Laura on May 3, 2020

After years of avoiding the warning signs, Sandy is concerned for her daughter’s lack of friends and feeling of rejection. Is Sandy at fault for her poor choices as a mother?   Dr. Laura:

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Email of the Day: EVERY Child Should Have A Parent At Home
By Dr. Laura on April 29, 2020

With my first pregnancy, I never thought about staying at home with my children, but when my first child was born, I could not stand the idea of going back to work full time. 

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Email of the Day: Kids Paying It Forward
By Dr. Laura on April 27, 2020

While shopping for groceries earlier this month, my 7-year-old daughter asked if she could stay in the Easter aisle while I grabbed a carton of milk.  As long as she was in eyesight, I...

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Email of the Day: Adjusting My Outlook For The Better
By Dr. Laura on April 20, 2020

I started listening to you twenty years ago, and at that time you continually encouraged parents to catch their kids doing something " right."  We had two kids, so I drew up a sticker...

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Call of the Day Podcast: My 19-Year-Old Son Is A Brat!
By Dr. Laura on April 17, 2020

Patrick’s son is fussing about his car which his father purchased for him, and now wants a new one!!   Dr. Laura: "Get a job. Earn some money. Then buy the truck." 

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Call of the Day Podcast: My Ex-Wife Has Thrown Out Her Parenting Card
By Dr. Laura on April 13, 2020

Jeremy has been raising his 3 children essentially alone since his wife decided to no longer be a mom and moved out. Should Jeremy give her an opportunity to see the children or fully...

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Email of the Day: The Positive Side of Sheltering At Home
By Dr. Laura on April 10, 2020

You are a daily bright spot in our current world of craziness.  I want to share some positives that have come about as a result of sheltering at home:

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Email of the Day: The Power of Giving
By Dr. Laura on April 9, 2020

Several years ago, as we were getting ready to go to church, my daughters asked me for money to give in their Bible Study class.  I hadn't gotten paid yet, so I didn't have any money at...

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Email of the Day: Focusing On What Is Really Important
By Dr. Laura on April 7, 2020

I listened to the callers you had recently who were talking about the silver lining in this crazy pandemic situation.  I have many silver linings. As a parent of three daughters, this...

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Email of the Day: It's The Little Things That Matter Most
By Dr. Laura on April 2, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic, I was having a lunch date with my 17 year old son; we were at a restaurant on a deck overlooking the river. We were enjoying looking at the fish and...

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Email of the Day: My Silver Lining
By Dr. Laura on April 1, 2020

At this moment, my husband is teaching our 16-year-old son to play guitar.  Three weeks ago, our son wouldn't have been interested, but now that we're quarantined and following the CDC...

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Email of the Day: The Most Challenging Job I Have Ever Taken
By Dr. Laura on March 19, 2020

With your support and teachings, I have happily stayed home with my kids, have kept a stress-free home and husband, and been able to work around my family's schedule from home.  My kids...

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