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 this age has ...
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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 on homework or ...
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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 can I do? ...
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Dealing with Separation Anxiety as a Single Parent

My 5-year old cries when I’m not home for dinner and my girlfriend and I don’t know what to do. MOLLY: This question came ...
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Preparing Kids For A Divorce

It looks like my husband and I are going to get divorced. How should I explain it to my son? MOLLY: This was submitted ...
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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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How Much Should I Expect from My Ex?

My Ex doesn’t want to do any family dinners anymore. His problem is with me but his actions are hurtful to our daughter. MOLLY: ...
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Easing Transitions Between Homes for Children of Divorce

Holidays can be really hard on children of separated or divorced parents. Many friends comment on how anxious their children get before leaving home ...
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Divorced Parents Disciplining Children

My ex-husband and I are not on the same page in terms of disciplining our 5 year old. What can I do? Dr. Susan ...
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Is it Okay to Leave My Baby for a Weekend?

My baby is 9 weeks old and I have a high-school reunion in another state. Can I leave the baby and for how long? ...
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