Help! My ex has a new girlfriend and she’s trying to take my place!

March 14, 2011 by  
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Ex has a new girlfriend

 Dear Dr. Vicki: My ex has a new girlfriend and I need to know if she is crossing the line or if I’m overreacting.  There are truly no feelings left between my daughter’s father and I. His now live-in girlfriend goes out of her way to do little things to spite me– removing my daughter’s nail polish that I did and repainting it a new color, telling me she now understands motherly love,... 

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Problems with ADHD

March 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Education, Parenting

Problems with ADHD

Kids experience a lot of problems with ADHD…some inadvertently caused by their parents. Now, don’t get me wrong…these are well-meaning parents. These are the ones who come into my office and immediately let me know in no uncertain terms, “I’m not putting my kid on drugs.” Well, that’s actually OK—because I don’t prescribe medication. But what I will do is thoroughly evaluate... 

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Teach Kids to Read

March 5, 2011 by  
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In order to motivate and teach kids to read, the National Education Association has designated March 2, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, as “Read Across America Day.” So, I thought it would be only fitting that I wrote my own little Seuss-like poem to illustrate my on-going support to all parents and teachers dedicated to teach kids to read: Want to teach kids to read… Whose books do you use? Try the... 

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