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          Mom's Biggest Battles

          January 15, 2010

          Whether you’re a new mom or a mother with years of experience under your belt, this show is for you! Dr. Phil tackles some of the biggest parenting issues, and he has help from his panel of experts: Dr. Michele Borba, an educational consultant, Linda Murray, editor-in-chief of, Teresa Strasser, a radio and TV personality and new mom, and Jessica Gottlieb, a popular mommy blogger.


          Is Yelling the New Spanking?

          Jenn says she screams so much that her sons have nicknamed her “Old Yeller.” Find out why she says she feels so frustrated. Plus, the expert panel weighs in. 


          Dr. Phil gives the mom an earful about her loud behavior. 


          The Public Tantrum

          Amy says she feels judged by other parents when her 2-year-old daughter throws a temper tantrum in public. She says she’s tried everything to curb her child’s melt downs.


          Learn techniques to calm a crying toddler.


          Spanked by Strangers?

          Twenty-five-year-old Amber doesn’t have any children of her own, but she says that spanking is the best and only way to discipline, and she has no problem paddling someone else’s child!


          One of Dr. Phil’s panelists takes Amber to task for her views!


          Nighttime Dilemmas

          Should you let your baby cry it out? Is it OK for children to co-sleep with their parents? Dr. Phil’s panel shares their tips.


          “It hurts me to see him cry.”


          Tired of Being a Mom?

          Tania says she dreamed of having children, but now she says she’s sick of motherhood. Learn why she says she’s tired of the role.


          “Sometimes, I wish I could run away.”


          It’s Your Turn, Dr. Phil!

          Dr. Phil answers the audience’s questions! How does he respond to the tabloid stories? Where does Robin shop? What does he plan to do when he retires?


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          Related Resource

          The Big Book of Parenting Solutions
          by Dr. Michele Borba  

          Can’t get your child to go to bed? The video “Nighty Night” can help your child fall asleep. Visit or call toll free (800) 597-9250 to order.

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          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

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          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

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          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

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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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          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          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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