December 20, 2007
Attention parents! Do you wish kids came with a manual? If you have a cranky, tantrum-throwing child, Dr. Phil, along with Dr. Frank Lawlis, author of Mending the Broken Bond, teach you how to stop the bad behavior and bring peace to your home.
Renee says her 3-year-old son, Grant, won't behave unless his dad is around. Angie, says her son, Zachary, cries nonstop as he chases his sister around. His episodes last up to 30 minutes – or until he gets the toy he wants. And, Kristi says her 3-year-old, McKenna, throws up to eight tantrums every day.
The Biggest Time-Out Mistake
Shannon joins Dr. Phil via Web cam to get help with her 4-year-old son, Branson. He refuses to sit still during time-outs and hits, kicks, bites and calls his mother names.
Tony and Suzette's son, Malachai, has already been kicked out of three preschools, and he's only 5 years old! He refuses to listen, throws toys and has even hit teachers. Why does Suzette say Malachai may be learning the behavior at home?
Rebuilding the Bond
Eve says she fights constantly with her 10-year-old daughter, Julia. She says Julia often tells her, "I hate you," and, "I wish I had never been born."
The Top Ways To Calm a Child
Dr. Phil and Dr. Lawlis give these parents, and you, important advice on communicating with children.