Parenting Headaches

August 12, 2005

It's easy to love your kids when they say "please" and "thank you," make good grades and do their chores. It's a different story when they're disrespectful, unruly and throw tantrums.



Crybaby Son
Adam and Anna say their 9-year-old son, Zach, acts like a 2-year-old. He'll cry over having to take a bath or brush his teeth!



What's behind all the tears?

 



Blended Family Woes
Nikki says her 9-year-old stepdaughter, Brittany, is defiant, disrespectful and obnoxious. She blames Brittany's mom for her behavior.

 


Could Nikki be contributing?

 



Baby Genius?
Sebastian is only 2, but he plays the piano, speaks Spanish, and knows the alphabet. Is he gifted or are his parents just proud?



See Dr. Phil's opinion.