Sibling Rivalries–One Mother’s Solution

June 5, 2011 by  
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sibling rivalries

Sibling rivalries are driving many parents stark raving mad!  Can’t they ever get along?  Well, I would like to share this wonderful article by Tina Nocera,  my dear friend and the brains behind parentalwisdom.com, for which I am an advisor.  Tina is a mother who is known for her outside-the-box thinking.  Here’s her solution to the age-old problem of sibling rivalries:   A Solution... 

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Etiquette for Children—Top 5 Tips

May 14, 2011 by  
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Etiquette for Children

I recently read a blog about teaching Etiquette for Children that I would like to share. I feel that etiquette, or manners, has dwindled over the last many years by adults and kids, alike. However, I think that being polite, greeting people appropriately and making a good first impression are all still very important to not only teach our kids, but continue to model ourselves. “5 Simple Etiquette... 

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Tired of your kids texting and gaming?

Kids Texting

Are your kids texting, gaming and listening to music all the time? Well, a NY mom finally said, “Enough!” and actually unplugged her 3 teenagers for not a day, a week or a month…but for six months! She not only stopped her kids texting, video gaming and iPod listening, but also all Internet, TV and cell phones! Amazing thing started to happen. They started eating meals together, playing cards,... 

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Everyone is Special

February 11, 2011 by  
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everyone is special

I believe that everyone is special in his or her own unique way. Unfortunately, while I may see the specialness in each person, I find that many adults don’t see themselves as being special at all. Here’s a case in point: I was singing in the aisle again. It’s something that I do wherever I am; I move and groove to good music whenever I hear it. This happened to be in the home improvement department... 

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Styles of Parenting: Life&Style: Too Severe

February 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Communication, Discipline, Family, Parenting

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This week on newsstands everywhere, Life&Style Weekly enlisted Dr. Vicki as their parenting expert to comment on the styles of parenting of several celeb parents. Styles of Parenting:  Which one do they choose? Madonna Life&Style synopsis: Madonna’s kids aren’t allowed to watch TV or eat ice cream.  And if Lourdes, 14, leaves clothes on the floor, “we put [them] in a bag,... 

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Styles of Parenting: Life&Style: Very Proper

This week on newsstands everywhere, Life&Style Weekly enlisted Dr. Vicki as their parenting expert to comment on the styles of parenting of several celeb parents. Styles of Parenting:  Which one do they choose? Victoria and David Beckham Life&Style synopsis: “I’ve never had to punish them physically,” Victoria Beckham says of sons Brooklyn 11, Cruz 6 and Romeo 8.  “Besides,... 

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Styles of Parenting: Life&Style: Relaxed

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Discipline, Family, Parenting

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This week on newsstands everywhere, Life&Style Weekly enlisted Dr. Vicki as their parenting expert to comment on the styles of parenting of several celeb parents. Styles of Parenting:  Which one do they choose? Brad and Angelina Life&Style synopsis: Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile let the kids gorge on jund food, from Cheetos to McDonald’s. Parenting Style: Relaxed.  “There isn’t... 

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Styles of Parenting: Life&Style: Democratic

February 6, 2011 by  
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This week on newsstands everywhere, Life&Style Weekly enlisted Dr. Vicki as their parenting expert to comment on the styles of parenting of several celeb parents. Styles of Parenting: Which one do they choose?  Will and Jada Smith Life&Style synopsis: When Willow Smith, 10, joined a social networking site after mom JADA PINKETT SMITH had forbidden it, “I was mad,” says Jada. ... 

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Valentine’s Day for Mom: Single or Pregnant or Stay-at-Home

January 31, 2011 by  
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  Valentine’s Day for Mom: Stay-at-Home How can my husband and I have a good Valentine’s Day when we have to stay in?  Dr. Vicki’s response: Well, your Valentine’s Day for Mom scenario begins with defining what ‘staying in’ means.  Since this is a family site, you will have to use your imagination for any answer over PG! “Staying in” can range from being... 

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Postpartum Blues or Exhaustion?

January 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Family, Parenting

Postpartum Blues

Dear Dr. Vicki: I’m a new mom of Kay, 3 mos.  I’m also a working mom.  Since my maternal leave is over, I’ve been feeling so worn out.  I also feel shock for this overwhelmed feeling. What should I do?  Shouldn’t a mother feel happy always for the presence of the new baby? Why am I always drowning with the overwhelmed feeling?  Really need your advice… -New Mom- ... 

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