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Why Is My Teenage Son Overeating? From Dr. Drew

Sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew responds to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits.
Don't miss on MarloThomas.com: Forget the Hook-Ups! Dr. Drew strongly encourages young people to "cultivate...
Dr. Drew responds to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits.

Maturity Plays Role In Talking to a Child about Death

Death can be hard to discuss with a child. Credit: Getty Images
No matter your religious beliefs, death is a subject that, at some point, a parent will need to discuss with a child. Maturity plays a part in a child's understanding of death,...
No matter your religious beliefs, death is a subject that, at some point, a parent will need to discuss with a child.

Dad Lets 11-year-old Son Drive, Gets Arrested

Would you let your kid drive your car? Photo: SXC.hu
Las Vegas area father Eusebio Aguilar is in trouble with the law after he let his 11-year-old son drive home from the grocery store. Police say that Aguilar "may have just been too drunk to...

Kids and Extracurriculars - When Do You Let Them Quit?

When kids are ready to quit, do you let them?. Photo: sxc.hu
Extracurricular activities are a child's way of trying out new things and figuring out what fits. Dance, at our house, is one activity that never changes -- the kids look forward to...

Controversial Anti-Smoking Ad Targets Parents

Health officials in New York City want parents to quit smoking, so they're trying something novel: Terrorizing small children. In a new television ad, a 3-year-old boy walks with his mother in a busy train station. Suddenly, she disappears. The boy's...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh...

Woman In Labor Calls Radio Station To Find Husband

Everybody who has ever had a child has a story about the day the kid was born. Some are better than others, of course. But this story might be the best I've heard yet. A very pregnant Kerry Colber of Portland, OR, started having contractions on...

Empty Nest Not So Bad After All

You've heard of "empty nest syndrome." While not an actual medical condition, empty nest occurs when one's children leave the home, mostly to go to college or to seek their fortune in the world. Women are said to be particularly affected by empty...

Mother Admits She Doesn't Love Her Daughter

Shelley Price doesn't love her own daughter, and fears she never will. This tearful mother of two is telling her story because she believes that she isn't the only mother to ever tackle such a taboo subject, and hopes she may help others come to...

Did You Share Your Unborn Baby's Name?

As you may know, Carnie Wilson, former Wilson Philips singer and talk-show-host, is expecting her second child. Carnie, who is in her second trimester, recently revealed the baby girl's name on national televisionl. If all goes as planned, little...

Do Bad Manners Indicate Developmental Issues or Just Bad Parenting?

Does your pediatrician ever discuss your child's manners with you? My son, who is 21 months, has not been the subject of such a discussion but will be soon. He is nearly two, prime time to really start teaching him some manners; up to now we've been...

Sleep Tips for the Whole Family

Pre-motherhood, I slept like a rock. I mean, nothing woke me up. Then I had babies and the subsequent sleep deprivation that comes as part of the package. I always thought that when my kids were finally sleeping (mostly) through the night, I'd go...

Charlotte Church Using Old Wives Tales to Induce Labor

Remember Charlotte Church? I don't really, either, but I think she has one of those fabulous voices and is a large sensation in the UK. Well, Charlotte is ready to give birth to her second child and can't seem to get that baby here fast enough....

Death of a Child - How Life Goes On

Some wounds heal over time and some never do. They just stay below the surface until something re-energizes them. That's the way it is with losing a child. The death of Jett Travolta, the son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston, has reopened a lot of...

Rebecca Romijn Spoofs X Men, Pregnancy on Funny or Die

When the mother of your child(ren) was pregnant, did it seem, at times, like she was another person? For those of you who were pregnant, did you find there were times when you just didn't feel like yourself? The mysteries of pregnancy are far and...

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