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Awaken Your Hope
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  • Teenage Rebellion
    Teenage RebellionDr. Dobson references the findings of a major study that correlates the presence of parents at four critical times during the day with helping reduce the rate of teen suicide, substance abuse, sexual experimentation and pregnancy.drjamesdobson2016-09-30T15:08:584 views00:01:41
  • Super Parenting
    Super ParentingDr. Dobson cautions parents not to go overboard in providing for their children's needs (which he calls "superparenting"), because it often leads to problems that can negatively impact not only their children, but very likely their own health and ...drjamesdobson2016-09-23T16:38:0410 views00:01:44
  • Mentoring
    MentoringDr. Dobson recalls the life-changing counsel he received from a mentor figure early in his life, and he calls on the next generation of those of us who are willing to sacrifice some time and effort to help guide young people into the future.drjamesdobson2016-09-15T21:13:577 views00:01:42
  • Dealing with Temper Tantrums?
    Dealing with Temper Tantrums?Dr. Dobson shares an effective strategy for parents of toddlers who occasionally throw temper tantrums, which he confesses to having picked up from his own parents when he was "that" child!drjamesdobson2016-09-09T20:23:2411 views00:01:43
  • Teaching Children About Fairness
    Teaching Children About FairnessDr. Dobson talks about dealing with children as individuals—based on age, maturity, personality, and ability—even if at times it may occasionally appear "unfair" through the eyes of one of the children when a sibling seems to escape discipline or ...drjamesdobson2016-08-30T15:42:0945 views00:01:38
  • 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...drjamesdobson2016-08-26T15:59:198 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.drjamesdobson2016-08-16T20:03:3919 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.drjamesdobson2016-07-06T15:07:3725 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.drjamesdobson2016-06-29T14:47:4918 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...drjamesdobson2016-06-27T12:47:3816 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