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          What Type of Parent Are You?

          October 12, 2004

          If you knew right now ” at this very minute ” that the way you are parenting your children could be scarring them for life, wouldn’t you want to know? Dr. Phil shows you which parenting style may work best with your child’s personality.

          Too Strict Dad?
          Jennifer says her husband, Justin, is too rough on their three children. He uses his belt, a paddle and says harsh words right in their face.

          “If Justin continues, I’ll pack my bags.”


          Separate but Equal?
          Brenda and her husband, Phillip, worry that they’re raising completely opposite sons. They fear that praising one child could hurt the other.



          “You’ve checked out on your son,” Dr. Phil says.


          Raising the McGraw Boys
          Robin recalls how she and Dr. Phil used different styles to raise their two very distinct boys, Jay and Jordan.

          It’s been the most rewarding job,” she says.


          Cleaning House
          Julie says she’s a strict teacher at school, but she can’t get her three kids to clean up their rooms.

          Why isn’t her parenting style working?
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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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          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

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