Use the rod…Spoil the Child—The Spanking Controversy!

May 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Discipline, Parenting

Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio series update April 29: Did you know that kids who are spanked on a regular basis are more likely to have low self-esteem, depression, lower grades and consequently lower paying jobs? Spanked kids are more aggressive when younger, tend to grow up to spank their kids, learn not only that it’s OK to hit when angry, but it’s also permissible to... 

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I Feel Like a Broken Record with My Child

April 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Discipline

Dear Dr. Vicki, I have to ask my child 3 or 4 times to do something, at which point, I am angry. For example, my son was playing with his friend’s cell phone in the back of our car. I asked him 3 times to give it back to his friend (knowing the battery was low). By the time he gave it back, the phone was no longer usable as a phone. This is just one example. I feel like a broken record. Dr.... 

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Child Abuse Radio Spots

December 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Discipline

Did you ever notice that you yell at your kids more when you’ve had a bad day? When you’re tired? Don’t feel well? When you walk in the door and lash out at your kids, they’re not really the problem. The real culprit is emotional overload. You are stressed and need an outlet. Find time for yourself: take a hot bath, call a friend, listen to music, lie down for a while, take a deep breather,... 

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