How a contentious relationship and fighting in front of kids can affect their development.
Kayla says she thinks a fall on the playground caused her 2-year-old son Noah’s brain injuries and seizure. However, Department of Children and Family Services claimed Kayla confessed to shaking the child and hitting his head on the wooden railing of his bed, which she denies.
Andrew says he believes his ex, Kayla, is responsible for causing serious injury to their 2-year-old son, Noah, who suffered a seizure.
Are you in an abusive relationship and worry about the effect it will have on your children?
Loni Coombs, former prosecutor and author of "You're Perfect ..."? and Other Lies Parents Tell, shares her six tips for effective listening for parents.
It's a topic that makes many parents run for cover, but explaining "the birds and the bees" is a conversation every parent needs to have with their kids. Dr. Phil and Dr. John Chirban, author of How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex, give tips.
Ninety percent of child molesters know their victims. Would you recognize a predator near your family? Learn the five stages a pedophile goes through to groom a victim.
The damages caused by child sexual abuse last a long time without the proper healing. Learn the impact on victims.
Child neglect is another type of child abuse. Learn the warning signs of child neglect and what to do if you spot them.
There are many challenges to adopting an international child. Dr. Phil and experts offer tips on how to prepare yourself for a successful adoption process.
Surrogacy can be a miraculous gift, a way of helping a childless or infertile couple fulfill their desire to become parents. According to Bill Handel, attorney and director of the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc., there are 10 things you must consider before working with a surrogate.
Dr. Phil and special guest Dr. Jim Sears, pediatrician and co-host of the hit show, ,The Doctors, tackle five childhood behaviors that leave parents frustrated.
It's the story everyone is talking about: The horrific murder and alleged rape of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. People are asking, â€œHow do I keep my child safe? How do I talk to my children about this?â€? Dr. Michele Borba, educational psychologist and author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, offers her advice.
Considering adoption? Read these tips first.
Do you openly show favoritism to one of your children? Is your bond stronger with a certain child than with another? Dr. Phil cautions parents who play favorites, explaining how it can be toxic to all the children in the home, including the "star" child.
Learn what steps you can take to reduce your child's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
If you're a parent struggling with this issue, the following are tips to help you get back on the road to a good nights sleep.
Deciding to home school your child can be a tough decision. Home schooling takes a large commitment of time, money and patience for a parent. Research shows they do just as well or better on ACTs and SATs, but how does it impact them socially?
Get tips from the National Safety Council on how to keep your baby from harm.
See both sides of the debate about parents and kids sleeping together.
Children often say their favorite video games are violent. What is the result of all this video game mayhem?
Eager to meet the child you placed for adoption years ago? Dr. Phil has advice on how to go about it.
Consider these signs when evaluating whether your child may have been violently shaken.
Consider these warning signs that your nanny may be mistreating or neglecting your child.
Dr. Phil offers advice on how to have the "big talk" with your daughter.
Is your child in the 25th percentile? Or the 95th? What does it all mean? Renowned child expert Dr. Harvey Karp explains the growth charts and what parents should watch for.
Whether your child is ahead of the developmental curve, or lagging behind, Dr. Phil has advice about what parents can do maximize their children's potential.
Tips for expectant fathers who are nervous about being in the delivery room.
Dr. Phil gives advice for parenting a 2-year-old.
Dr. Phil invites Dr. Harvey Karp on the show to share his five techniques to trigger a baby's calming reflex.
There are positive and negative terms when talking about adoption.
Dr. Phil gives his thoughts about whether it's selfish to have an only child.
Disagree with your spouse over whether you should have another child?
How much is too much information?
Many parents and caregivers are unaware that there are hidden hazards when you allow your child to share your bed.
Does your child fear that there are monsters under the bed? Is she afraid of the dark? For 10 years, Carol has given in to her kids and let them sleep in her bed. Dr. Phil weighs in on co-sleeping.
What can a parent say to a child when Mom or Dad is sick? Dr. Phil talks to a woman who's fighting cancer and struggling with how to explain it to her 4-year-old.
Talking to your child about the birds and the bees may be a little easier with Dr. Phil's advice.
A woman with a 5-year-old son turns to Dr. Phil for help about his preference for wearing dresses and playing with Barbies.
Get step-by-step instructions here.
Dr. Phil's advice for a mother who still breast-feeds her 5-and 7-year-old children.
Thinking of having a baby? Ask yourself these questions first.
Dr. Phil has advice on how to cope with the new stress.
Through your actions, your words, your behavior and your love, you can direct your children toward where you want them to go. What are you modeling?