16-Year Old Refuses to See His Mother

My 16-year old son refuses to spend time with his mother (my ex-wife). What should I do? DR. RUTHERFORD:  Dealing with a child of ...
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How to Prepare a Child to Travel Alone

Flying alone can be nerve-racking for both child and parent. Dr. Rutherford gives you easy steps to take before, during and after ...
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Is Being a “Disneyland Dad” Such A Terrible Thing?

I’m one of those “Disneyland Dads” who doesn’t get to see my kids very often. Why should I waste our precious time ...
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When Your Ex- Is Not The Best Role Model For Your Kids

My kid desperately wants to be like his father (my ex-husband) but his father is not a good role model. What ...
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Do Your Kids Fight With Each Other? You’ll Never Guess What’s Behind It

Are your kids constantly bickering with each other and driving you crazy? Do they always seem to be picking on each ...
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Depression Could Be the Cause of Lack of Motivation

I’m in high school and unmotivated to do well in school – I don’t know what to do DR. RUTHERFORD: This ...
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Why Is My Teen Jealous Of My New Baby?

I just had a baby and my 17-year old daughter is very jealous of the baby. What can I do? DR. ...
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Should My Child See the School Counselor?

I recently divorced and my child is having some problems dealing with that. The school wants him to see the school ...
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My Child Wants What Her Wealthy Friend Has!

My six-year-old came home from a playdate and complained that “so-and-so has such a big closet, why don’t I get one ...
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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 ...
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