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Right and Wrong Words
Is your tongue quick to criticize but slow to apologize?

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  • Kids Watching Violence
    Kids Watching ViolenceDr. Dobson urges parents to closely supervise their children when they watch movies and TV, because to not do so is tantamount to inviting a complete stranger into your home to play with your kids without any idea of what they'll be doing. And cou...drjamesdobson2016-08-26T15:59:196 views00:01:43
  • Let Kids Be Kids
    Let Kids Be KidsDr. Dobson discusses the concept of "age-appropriateness" in regards to what our children are exposed to, and how parents need to screen cultural influences—from TV shows to music to popular fashion trends—to keep kids from growing up too soon.drjamesdobson2016-08-16T20:03:3914 views00:01:41
  • Avoid the
    Avoid the "Comparison Game"Dr. Dobson points out that comparing one’s self to others is completely normal and is a natural process as children grow—but that it can become burdensome and damaging to a child’s self-esteem when parents join in on the "the comparison game."drjamesdobson2016-08-09T19:04:0515 views00:01:40
  • The Average Kid
    The Average KidDr. Dobson empathizes with the perennial predicament parents find themselves in when they must accept the fact that their 'exceptional' child may not be the next Mozart, chess champ, or star athlete—but instead may be rather ordinary.drjamesdobson2016-08-04T13:48:027 views00:01:41
  • Building Identity
    Building IdentityDr. Dobson encourages parents to help "develop and ensure the individual identity" of each of their children.drjamesdobson2016-07-27T12:07:438 views00:01:44
  • Hang in There
    Hang in ThereDr. Dobson encourages parents to "hang in there" during the frustrations of parenting.drjamesdobson2016-07-20T14:09:244 views00:01:41
  • Inspiring the Underachiever
    Inspiring the UnderachieverDr. Dobson helps parents understand why a child may be an underachiever in school and how to best help that child succeed in his or her educational pursuits.drjamesdobson2016-07-12T19:02:027 views00:01:47
  • Teen Self-Esteem Assault
    Teen Self-Esteem AssaultDr. Dobson advises parents of adolescents to teach their children skills that can help them forge a strong self-identity and compensate for the hostile teenage years that await them in the coming years.drjamesdobson2016-07-06T15:07:3721 views00:01:49
  • Saying I'm Sorry
    Saying I'm SorryDr. Dobson notes how difficult it can be for people to apologize, especially as parents, but how being willing to do so offers opportunities for growth and demonstrates core Christian values to children.drjamesdobson2016-06-29T14:47:4911 views00:01:45
  • The Middle Child
    The Middle ChildDr. Dobson helps parents understand the dynamics of birth order in a family and how growing up as the "middle child" is often difficult. It typically requires extra attention to help compensate for feelings of inadequacy on the part of middle chil...drjamesdobson2016-06-27T12:47:3814 views00:01:45
  • Finding Fulfillment in Work
    Finding Fulfillment in WorkDr. Dobson refers to cruel psychological experiments that were performed on Nazi concentration camp prisoners to underscore the importance of finding work that is meaningful.drjamesdobson2016-06-14T19:10:209 views00:01:48
  • Marriage Stability and Children
    Marriage Stability and ChildrenDr. Dobson discusses risk factors that contribute to the healthy (or unhealthy) emotional development of a child, including whether or not his home life was disrupted by divorce or remarriage.drjamesdobson2016-06-06T17:12:2911 views00:01:49
  • Children's Inheritance
    Children's InheritanceDr. Dobson talks about life's phases, particularly retirement, as an opportunity to give of one's time in meaningful ways—such as helping single parents, mentoring needy children, and creating special memories with grandchildren.drjamesdobson2016-06-06T15:37:297 views00:01:42
  • Dealing with Grief
    Dealing with Grief​Dr. Dobson discusses the painful (but necessary) process of grieving, and vividly recalls how his mother died of a broken heart following the death of his father.drjamesdobson2016-05-24T18:02:5910 views00:01:43
  • Parental Sacrifice
    Parental SacrificeDr. Dobson recalls a formative experience from his own rebellious teen years to illustrate that every child should know that his parent's priorities will always be with the family whenever needs arise that require extra time and focus. No matter h...drjamesdobson2016-05-20T14:07:249 views00:01:42
  • Teen Development
    Teen DevelopmentDr. Dobson looks at the early-teen period of physical and social development, and in particular four "extremes" that perennially cause so many children such enormous distress: i.e., the late-maturing boy, the late-maturing girl, the early-maturing...drjamesdobson2016-05-11T11:57:3917 views00:01:44