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  • Lack of Motivation in Teen Could be a Sign of Depression
    Lack of Motivation in Teen Could be a Sign of Depression

        How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in an open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, view parenting decisions through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: I’m in high school and unmotivated to do well in school. I don’t know [Read More!…]

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of Parenting During the First 18 Months
    Unraveling the Mysteries of Parenting During the First 18 Months

      How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in an open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, view parenting decisions through a psychologist’s perspective. When my son was fifteen months old, my husband and I were invited to my best [Read More!…]

  • What to do when Your Child is Jealous of Wealthier Friends
    What to do when Your Child is Jealous of Wealthier Friends

      How will our parenting decisions made today affect the adults our children will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in an open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, views parenting decisions through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: My six-year-old came home from a playdate and complained that “so-and-so has such a [Read More!…]

  • How to Stop Your Child from Being so Bossy
    How to Stop Your Child from Being so Bossy

      How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, views our parenting through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: My 10-year old son is an only child and very bossy. What can I do? ​ [Read More!…]

  • In Defense of the Working Mom
    In Defense of the Working Mom

      How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, views our parenting through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: I’m so tired of people feeling sorry for me that I work full-time. How can I [Read More!…]

  • Adopt a Joyful Attitude & Be a Fun Parent!
    Adopt a Joyful Attitude & Be a Fun Parent!

      How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in an open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, views parenting decisions through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: I’m about to have my first child, and I’m worried I won’t be the “fun” [Read More!…]

  • How Parenting with Guilt Affects Your Children
    How Parenting with Guilt Affects Your Children

      What kind of impact are we having on our children? Dr. Susan Rutherford gives her daughter, Molly Skyar, the inside scoop about how our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow. Question: My step-daughter keeps telling her one-year old daughter “that hurts my feelings” whenever [Read More!…]

  • How to Use Sticker Charts to Change a Child's Behavior
    How to Use Sticker Charts to Change a Child’s Behavior

      Mother of two young kids, Molly Skyar interviews her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, a Clinical Psychologist, about how to use positive reinforcement as a discipline tool. Question: How can I create a successful discipline program using positive reinforcement? Molly: This question came from a mom based in Boston, Massachusetts. [Read More!…]

  • How to Change Aggressive Behavior in Kids
    How to Change Aggressive Behavior in Kids

      Mother of two young kids, Molly Skyar interviews her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, a Clinical Psychologist, about how to stop aggressive behavior in kids and how our parenting decisions today may affect our children as adults. Question: My 6-year old will suddenly lash out and hit his mother or [Read More!…]

  • How Do I Get My Husband to Share the Household Load?
    How Do I Get My Husband to Share the Household Load?

        Mother of two young kids, Molly Skyar interviews her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, a Clinical Psychologist, about how get your husband to help out more around the house and what it can do to your marriage if he won’t. Question:  I’m a working Mom; how can I get [Read More!…]

  • How to Help a Needy Child Become More Independent
    How to Help a Needy Child Become More Independent

        Mother of two young kids, Molly Skyar interviews her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, a Clinical Psychologist, about how to raise independent kids and how our parenting decisions today may affect our children as adults. Question:  My five-and-a half year old son seems overly needy and doesn’t want to [Read More!…]

  • We Eat What The Chef Makes! Ending the Dinner Table Battles
    We Eat What The Chef Makes! Ending the Dinner Table Battles

      Mother of two young kids, Molly Skyar interviews her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, a Clinical Psychologist, about how to raise independent kids and how our parenting decisions today may affect our children as adults. Question:  How do I get my whole family to eat what I serve for dinner? [Read More!…]