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

January 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Family

Valentines Day for Mom 1

  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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Mom! There’s Nothing To Do!

June 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Family, Parenting

Kids are from Krypton, Parents are from Pluto Radio Series Update June 17: What to do when you hear: “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” (Part 2) Hope you had a chance to have your kids work on their dream boards this week. If not, it’s a great project to do for Father’s Day! What a meaningful gift—presenting dad with posters of their kids’ dreams. Additionally, this week I introduced... 

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Managing Your Anger As a Parent

April 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Discipline, Parenting

Angry Mom

Radio Series Update April 15: What’s so wrong with being angry? A look at anger from the parents’ perspective. The last couple of weeks, we have been discussing how parents sabotage their own authority, by allowing themselves to be doormats, being inconsistent and not following through with what they say. We also noted that while the topic of this segment series is discipline, we haven’t even... 

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Parenting and Passion…Not Mutually Exclusive

The best thing you can do for your kids is to love each other. Yesterday’s Valentine’s message encouraged you to put passion and intimacy back in your marriage. When you can enjoy each other and feel good about yourselves, you will then feel more positive about the other roles that you also have to fill. The most important role? Parent! Believe it or not, being parents and being passionate... 

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Parental Dating

September 3, 2008 by  
Filed under Family

“Moms should be very careful not to introduce a date to the children until she really gets to know him, and decides that he really is someone she would like the children to know. Also, children can become very attached to these men. So unless mom plans for this relationship to have some long term permanence, I would not recommend introducing him to the children.” “On the other hand,... 

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