Why Do Kids Behave Differently When Mom is Around?

Dear Dr. Corwin: I am the father of a two-year-old boy. When I am with him alone, he is a good toddler. He gives me no problems and doesn’t whine or throw tantrums. But when he is with my wife…

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Sexting…Why in the world would your child do that?

Sexting, sending racy or sexually explicit messages or photos via cell phones and computers, is becoming an alarmingly common practice among teens.  It’s a felony, as law enforcement qualifies sexting as minors in possession of pornography.  So why don’t kids…

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You Know I Love You Anyway

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’d like to share a special poem with you that was given to me by a mom that I had been working with earlier this year. She was a new mommy having trouble adjusting to…

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Talking to Your Little Girl About That Time of the Month

We recently received a tremendous response from Ladera Ranch, CA moms in response to this ad: Do you have a little girl in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade? And if so, is she changing and maturing more than you expected?…

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Columbine…An Anniversary no one wants to celebrate!

No question 10 years ago and no question now that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were both severely mentally unstable teenagers. New perspectives on this horrifying tragedy are emerging. My only hope with any new information the parenting community does…

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Guilty Parents: You Are So Not Alone!

Guilty Parents: You Are So Not Alone! In a brilliant attempt to advertise the new ABC TV comedy show “In the Motherhood” this week, Oprah had moms from all over the country share their fears, faux pas and just plain…

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It’s So Tempting to Spank…Times Are Tough!

It’s So Tempting to Spank…Times Are Tough! These are hard times. Parents stress levels are at an all time high. Kids feel this tension. Feeling helpless when you cannot keep your kids from acting out or you cannot pay your…

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California Kids Could Lose Everything…On May 19

Politics are not my usual topic of discussion when it comes to children and families. But, I am extremely compelled to communicate accurate information to you about proposition 1-D, one of the CA May 19th special election initiatives. In 1998,…

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Economic Crisis & Your Kids

This economic downturn affects everyone, children included. Because there is no money, all services for kids will be compromised from classroom size to school closings and unemployment support for children whose parents have lost their jobs. Parents worry not only…

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TIME-OUT…Has Nothing to Do with Time!

Time-out is so misunderstood. Most parents use it to change their kids’ unruly behavior. Thinking as they have been told my tons of friends, neighbors and experts that if they leave their child alone for a few minutes they will…

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