Kids' First ...

January 1, 2004

Dr. Phil gives parents advice on handling some of the most common milestones in a young child's life.

Dr. Phil's and Robin's Strategies
From preparing for the first day of school to teaching their children how to ride a bike, Dr. Phil and Robin share the parenting tips that worked for them.


See how Dr. Phil and Robin handled their children's firsts.

 


The First Sleepover
Kim and Ken have never been apart from their two children for more than two hours, because they're afraid of what could happen if they let the kids out of their sight. The result is that they haven't had dinner alone together since 1998!

Dr. Phil challenges this couple to let their children have a sleepover. 

 


The Birds and the Bees
Wendy and Brian knew they couldn't avoid "the talk" with their 7 and 9-year-old sons any longer, so they sat down and told them about the birds and the bees. Now they want Dr. Phil to tell them if they handled it the right way.

See their talk and Dr. Phil's feedback. 

 


The Death of a Pet
It's been nine months since Bubba was put to sleep, but Lynn and Kurt's 4-year-old daughter Hannah still thinks he's coming back. Now that their ailing elderly dog Thor needs to be put to sleep, Lynn and Kurt are torn because they don't think their daughter could handle the death of two dogs in one year.

View their story. 

 


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