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Teaching Boys to Compete

Teaching Boys to Compete

Teaching children to lose gracefully is the topic for today’s commentary, as Dr. Dobson talks to parents about teaching their children the skill of losing.

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Families Around the Dinner Table

Dr. Dobson shares an interesting study that reveals how family and lifestyle characteristics are related to mental health and adjustment issues.

The Middle Child

What about the kid in the middle? Dr. Dobson provides insight for parents raising a child who may be feeling it difficult to establish an identity in the family.

Childish Irresponsibility

Who’s in charge here? It’s the question to ask when you want to know the difference between a child who’s irresponsible and one’s who’s willfully disobedient.

I Wish. .

In today’s commentary, Dr. Dobson asks a crucial question—one you might want to ask your own children!

The Class of ‘65

Dr. Dobson uses a famous study in today’s commentary to show what happens when parents fail to teach values and ethics to their children.

Talking to a Teen

What do you do when your sweet, cuddly, cooperative son or daughter turns into a sullen, silent teenager? It’s every parent’s nightmare!

Why We Fight

Today’s commentary is a reminder that one of the most common sources of conflict between husbands and wives is often a matter of differing assumptions.

Risks of Compulsive Parenting

Dr. Dobson underscores in today’s commentary, that moderation is the key to healthy family life—even in parenting

Willis B. Dobson

In this most touching tribute to his father, Dr. James Dobson tells of his hero and role model—a dad known for his selfless commitment to others.

Basic Temperaments

Parents be encouraged! It is more difficult to raise an independent, strong-willed child—but you can do it!

More About Children’s Temperaments

Dr. Dobson encourages parents that rebellion often runs its course and most strong-willed children return to the values of their parents as adults.

Strong-Willed vs Compliant Kids

Today’s commentary is a reminder that the temperaments of children tend to reflect those of their parents—strong willed or compliant!

Discipline of a One Year Old

Have you ever wondered how to discipline a one-year old child? Today Dr. Dobson shares a personal experience and provides some helpful tools in disciplining these children.

What’s Money Worth

How can we expect children to know the value of money and how to handle it if we don’t teach them ourselves? Dr. Dobson offers some helpful suggestions.

Time with Kids

It’s true laughter is a great medicine in raising kids during the child rearing years. Dr. Dobson shares a story that will make you smile.

Two Kinds of Kids

Have you noticed there are two kinds of kids in the world? The compliant ones and the not so compliant ones. Dr. Dobson offers hope to parents in raising these kids.

Shakespeare and Me

You’re likely to identify with Dr. Dobson and this childhood story! Admitting it out loud may be quite another thing. But it’s a great lesson to pass along to your children!

The Bum Rap

Dr. Dobson loves that age group we call “toddlers!” And as much as they get a bum rap for their antics, we’re reminded that when they “explore” and “investigate” their world—it’s a good thing!

Beauty and the Beast

We live in a culture that awards great value to some and unabashedly withholds it from others. So how do we navigate our children through these sticky situations.

Telling a Child About Adoption

How do you tell a child he or she is adopted? On today’s commentary Dr. James Dobson offers four helpful suggestions for raising an adopted child without unnecessary trauma!