dr. wendy walsh
Do you let your kids see R-rated movies? You might want to think again.
An 11-year-old boy in California was punished for "not respecting authority" by being forced to stand at a busy street corner for three hours holding up a sign of apology. His parents thought this painful injection of shame would somehow make him a better person. My opinion is that they were dead wrong.
Watching my middle-school girl navigate the world of adolescent social learning is eye-opening. I had thought that the often-devious tactics girls use to get ahead were limited to their gender -- but I was very wrong.
In today's helicopter-mommy world, we may be harming our kids more than we know.
Any wife who has been cheated on knows the visceral effect of embarrassment in her social circle. But this struggle is amplified when you're famous: Sandra and Elin get the pleasure of seeing their lives splashed across the supermarket aisles.
C'mon, Sandra: You didn't think that your man would repeat past behavior?!