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August 15, 2022

Biblical Parenting

Question: Dr. Dobson, you have said that your philosophy of discipline (and of family advice in general) was drawn from the Scriptures. On what specific verses do you base your views?

June 03, 2022

How to Raise a Brat

The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, who wrote the perennial best seller, Dr. Spocks Baby and Child Care, was severely criticized for his laissez-faire approach to child-rearing.

August 25, 2021

3 Steps to Taming Your Child’s Tongue

Author: Ginger Hubbard

"Mooooomy, I want some juuuiiice!" Whining "She was mean to me first!" Blaming "You're stupid!" Disrespecting "Tommy's not doing what you told him to do!" Tattling "No, I'm not going to ...

August 03, 2018

Why Kids Like Strict Teachers

Question: Dr. Dobson, I have observed that elementary school and junior high school students, even high schoolers, tend to admire the more strict teachers. Why is this true?

May 25, 2018

Calm and in Control

My wife and I made a trip to the supermarket to pick up a few items. When we arrived, we noticed that a woman shopper and her five-year-old boy were engaged in a clash of wills. He demanded ...

November 02, 2017

Dealing With Misbehavior Without Hurting a Child's Self-Concept

Question: Dr. Dobson, I want to control and lead my strong-willed child properly, but I'm afraid I'll break his spirit and damage his emotions in some way. How can I deal with his ...

September 13, 2017

Disciplining a Teenager

Question: Dr. Dobson, I would like to hear your views about disciplining a teenager, especially since you say spanking him is neither wise nor productive. Answer: Your only tool of ...

August 30, 2017

Practice Makes Permanent

Author: Dr. Tim Clinton

It’s been said, “Practice makes perfect”. That is not necessarily true. Practice makes permanent. Do it over and over again incorrectly, and you have simply developed a bad habit.