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          Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

          April 07, 2003

          Dr. Phil helps parents correct some of the most common parenting mistakes.

          A Headstrong 4-Year-Old
          Rebecca says that her beautiful daughter is so disobedient, she often can’t stand her own child. Now her feelings have created guilt. “Help! I’ve tried everything,” pleads Rebecca.


          See how Rebecca’s guilt adds to the problem.

           See their update and Rebecca’s new question.

          Temper Tantrums
          Kaia can’t understand why her daughter only throws tantrums around her. Kaia’s mother thinks it’s because Kaia is overindulgent. Dr. Phil agrees, adding that “consistency in discipline” is vital. 

          Five Steps to Disciplining Your Child


          “The Military Dictator”
          Tony, a former military man, wants his 12-year-old stepson to obey his strict daily task list, or else. Dr. Phil helps Tony realize he’s recreating the same distant relationship he had with his own strict father.


          Dr. Phil asks Tony to do a Relationship Autopsy to look at his troubled relationship with his father. 

          Cross-Dressing Toddlers
          Jessica and Thomas are twins who like to wear each other’s clothes ” which worries their mother. “Get over it!” says Dr. Phil. “This isn’t a sex role identification thing, a gender issue, or a gay issue.”

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          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

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          Know A Police Officer Making A Difference?

          Do you know a police officer or department that is making a real difference in their community?

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          I’m Living a Nightmare!

          Do you feel your problems have no end? Do you want to move on but you can’t?

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          Is Your Man Sexist?

          Do you feel like you’re a slave to your husband or boyfriend?

          Help & Resources

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          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

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