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          Parenting 101: Parenting Bloopers

          August 02, 2004

          There’s no question that parents can make “bloopers” when it comes to raising their kids. Dr. Phil steps in to help.

          “Naked Bandit”
          Jamie and Spencer’s 2-year-old son never wants to keep his clothes on. He also isn’t potty trained and just goes to the bathroom wherever he wants.


          “How do I discipline him?” Jamie asks.

          Did Dr. Phil’s advice work? 


          Breaking the Bank
          Laura wants her children to have “the best in life,” so she constantly buys them toys and spends money on them. Her husband Robert worries she is spending the family into the poor house.


          The dangers of spoiling a child.



          Basketball Whiz Kid
          Adrienne’s 9-year-old son is a basketball star, but he’s gotten too big for his britches. He has failing grades, talks back to teachers and coaches, and has been suspended from school many times. 


          See the special message from two NBA stars.

          See Justin’s new attitude.


          The Birds and the Bees
          A 4-year-old girl turns to Dr. Phil for help getting her toys back. Also, how a video playing on a car TV led one mom to a birds-and-bees conversation with her 5-year-old daughter.


          See Dr. Phil’s advice

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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?

          Be on the Show

          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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          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

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