Jon & Kate Plus 8 still=DIVORCE

August 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Family

The Gosselin family Over the past few weeks, I have received a number of calls from Life & Style, Star and People magazines all wanting expert advice, mostly about Jon & Kate Gosselin (the famous parents of 8-year-old-twins and 5-year-old sextuplets,) their very public divorce, and how it affects the kids. Though more public than most, their divorce brings up basic issues not only applying... 

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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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Making It On Your own

January 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

Moving out of the parents’ house for first time can be rough. Whether it’s for college, a job or the military, no matter if it’s an apartment far away or close by, there is almost always an adjustment process after leaving the nest. “It can be a very emotional and stressful time,” said Dr. Vicki Panaccione, a child psychologist in Melbourne (FL). Panaccione said the stress... 

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