Styles of Parenting: Life&Style: Too Severe

February 10, 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? 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  
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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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Parenting is more effective when you don’t laugh at your child’s behavior

January 18, 2011 by  
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  We can all appreciate how cute and funny it is to hear this little girl say she’s “going to kick his (monster’s) ass.”  What is not so funny is that she is being given a double message by her mother.  Her mother is laughing while telling her, “That’s not nice.”  Which do you think will have more impact…words or laughter?  I know kids say lots of... 

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Is Shaming Children ‘Superior’ Parenting?

January 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Child Development, Family, Parenting

                                                        The Wall Street Journal printed a book excerpt from the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother this weekend, suggesting that Chinese mothers are “superior” to Western mothers because Chinese mothers’ solution to “substandard performance” is “always to excoriate,... 

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High Chair vs. Booster

"Get me out of here!" Dear Dr. Vicki: A question arose in my house this week, and wanted your thoughts… our 9-month old is a great and easy kid. The last few days, he fights us when we try to put him in to his high-chair to feed him. He arches his back and squirms like crazy. We know he’s hungry, and once we get him buckled in, he settles down, and eats well, doesn’t complain... 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline

May 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Discipline, Parenting

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Kids are from Krypton Parents are from Pluto Radio series update May 13: Today’s show focusing on the do’s and don’ts of discipline actually had only one ‘don’t.’ That being: Don’t use don’t! What? We are so conditioned to tell kids what not to do, that we very rarely tell them what they should do. For instance, “Don’t Hit,” can be taught the same way by saying, “Keep your... 

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What Are You Doing Right?

May 6, 2010 by  
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Having fun with your kids in the park!

Kids are from Krypton, Parents are from Pluto: Radio series update May 6: When’s the last time someone told you that you were doing a great job? How about that you are doing a great job being a parent? We all need to feel good about ourselves, and about what we are doing. In the midst of trying to raise kids, you might find yourself just focusing on what you have to do, what you didn’t do, what... 

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

May 3, 2010 by  
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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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