How Should I Handle My Child’s Violent Outbursts Toward Her Parents?

My six-year old daughter behaves violently toward us when she is at home with family but not when she is outside of our home ...
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Does Birth Order Determine My Child’s Future Success?

How much does birth order play a part of my kids’ characteristics? MOLLY: This came from a reader based in Los Angeles, California. She ...
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Mind Your Manners: Teaching Social Skills to Your Children

How do you help children who don’t naturally have social skills to develop them? MOLLY: This question came from a mom in Michigan. She ...
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How To Deal With A Defiant Teen

My normally cheerful daughter is approaching puberty and is becoming mean, grumpy and defiant. MOLLY: This question came from a reader based in Los ...
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How To Address Emotional Eating In Teens

How can I help my daughter stop emotional eating without making it worse? MOLLY: This came from a reader from California. She added that ...
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Teenager Acting Out – What to Do?

How can I keep my 15-year old daughter from acting out and making bad choices? MOLLY: The reader (the teen’s mom) added that her ...
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When Kids Prefer the Fun Parent In A Divorce

How Do I Compete When My Ex Is The “Fun” One? MOLLY: This question came from a reader in Michigan. She added that her ...
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When You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Friend

Why do I dislike my daughter’s friend so much? MOLLY: This question came from Northern California and the reader elaborated by asking how she ...
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What To Do If A Child Comes To You For Help

My next door neighbor’s child came over because he was “running away.” What should I do? MOLLY: A reader from Colorado wrote us this ...
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Building Sibling Relationships

My daughters are 5 and 7 and I really want them to be close friends but they bicker all the time. Dr. Susan Rutherford ...
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