Molly Skyar
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Marcia Fowler liked Molly Skyar's blog post How Do You Convince Your Teen That School Is Important?
Feb 6
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How Do You Convince Your Teen That School Is Important?

OUR HIGH SCHOOL-AGED SON IS COMPLETELY UNMOTIVATED TO DO HIS WORK. HOW CAN WE MOTIVATE HIM?photocreditMOLLY: This came from a mom based in Maryland. She added that they’ve tried many strategies but he has no desire to do better in school.The parents have tried rewarding good study habits, offering help with organizational…See More
Feb 4
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Help! My Child Is Disrespectful to Me

MY DAUGHTER IS ALMOST 9 AND IS CONSTANTLY DISRESPECTFUL TO ME AND TO OTHERS. HOW SHOULD I DEAL WITH IT?photocreditMOLLY: This is a question from a mom in Wisconsin and she added that she knows that she should look for the root of the matter but she is not even sure her daughter knows WHY she is so disrespectful.Dr. Susan…See More
Dec 19, 2013
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How Do You Tell Your Kids When You And Your Spouse Are Splitting?

IT LOOKS LIKE MY HUSBAND AND I ARE GOING TO GET DIVORCED. HOW SHOULD I EXPLAIN IT TO MY SON?photocreditMOLLY: This was submitted from a reader in Denver, Colorado. She added that she wants to make sure her son is mentally prepared should they get a divorce.Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): I think that you’re right to think ahead and…See More
Nov 21, 2013
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What Causes Emotional Eating In Teenagers. Dr. Rutherford Tracks It Back To Self Esteem:

HOW CAN I HELP MY DAUGHTER STOP EMOTIONAL EATING WITHOUT MAKING IT WORSE?photocreditMOLLY: This came from a reader from California. She added that her daughter is a teenager and when she brings it up for conversation it seems to make things worse.Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): This can be a very difficult area to address.What I…See More
Nov 14, 2013
Molly Skyar posted a blog post

Behavioral Modification Approaches To End Tantrum Cycles

WHEN MY 7-YEAR OLD BOY WANTS SOMETHING (LET'S SAY A COOKIE) HE OFTEN CONTINUES ASKING FOR IT UNTIL IT TURNS INTO A FULL ON TANTRUM. WE BECOME STUCK IN A VICIOUS CIRCLE AND I CAN'T GET HIM OUT OF IT.photocreditMOLLY: This question came from a reader in Northern California and she added that her son's behavior can go on for 45- 60…See More
Nov 5, 2013
Mom Bloggers Club liked Molly Skyar's blog post How Do You Stop Your Kids From Whining?
Oct 29, 2013
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How Do You Stop Your Kids From Whining?

MY DAUGHTER IS 8-YEARS OLD AND WHEN THINGS DON’T GO HER WAY SHE WHINES OR STARTS TO CRY.photocreditMOLLY: This question came from a reader based in Los Angeles and she also mentioned that she has two kids and there’s quite a bit of …See More
Oct 29, 2013
Molly Skyar posted a blog post

How To Help A 2-year Old With Sleep Issues

MY 2 YEAR OLD CHILD CONTINUES TO WAKE UP DURING THE NIGHT CRYING, WHAT CAN I DO?photocreditMOLLY: This question came from a reader in Boston.Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): First, of course, this mom would want to check on the obvious things in her child's environment. Is the child overheating at night from too much heat in the…See More
Oct 24, 2013
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What Is A Mom To Do When Dad's House Is More Fun?

HOW DO I COMPETE WHEN MY EX IS THE "FUN" ONE?photocreditMOLLY: This question came from a reader in Michigan. She added that her girlfriend has her son all week and is "responsible for taking him to all his extracurriculars, doing homework, bathing… His two weekends a month that he's with his Dad are spent lying on the couch…See More
Oct 9, 2013
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When You Don't Like Your Kid's Friend

WHY DO I DISLIKE MY DAUGHTER’S FRIEND SO MUCH?photocreditMOLLY: This question came from Northern California and the reader elaborated by asking how she can learn to deal with her daughter's friendships with kids that simply rub her the wrong way? One of the examples she gave is that every time her daughter has a playdate with a…See More
Oct 2, 2013
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Is Mom Ready For The First Day Of Kindergarten?

WHY AM I SAD THAT MY DAUGHTER IS STARTING KINDERGARTEN WHEN SHE'S BEEN IN PRESCHOOL FOR YEARS?  photocreditDr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): You weren’t prepared for it.MOLLY: It's true: I was shocked.MOM: I think it’s a very common experience that you had. You're having ambivalent feelings about your children growing up and becoming…See More
Sep 30, 2013
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Is Getting Remarried Important For Our Blended Family?

I HAVE A BLENDED FAMILY WITH MY PARTNER. IS IT IMPORTANT FOR OUR KIDS THAT WE ACTUALLY GET MARRIED?photocreditWe are excited to welcome our featured guest Lorriane Ladish. Lorraine is a 17-times published author of s now the Editor in Chief of …See More
Sep 19, 2013
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How Do I Teach My Child Not To Whine?

MY DAUGHTER IS 8 YEARS OLD AND WHEN THINGS DON’T GO HER WAY SHE STARTS TO WHINE AND CRY. photocredit MOLLY: This question came from a reader based in Southern California, and she also mentioned that she has two kids and there’s quite a bit of …See More
Sep 13, 2013
Molly Skyar is now a member of Mom Bloggers Club
Sep 13, 2013

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Yes
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Conversations With My Mother
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http://ConversationsWithMyMother.com
Twitter URL
http://@MollySkyar
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http://www.ConversationsWithMyMother.com
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
ConversationsWithMyMother.com offers a psychological perspective on parenting as well as practical advice.

Raising kids is a hard business. As a parent, issues crop up all the time that you could really use some expert advice about. Dr. Susan Rutherford, a Clinical Psychologist and expert in human behavior (who also happens to be my Mom) offers practical tips and insights to help deal with parenting dilemmas. It's set up as a conversation between mother and daughter, doctor to layperson. We also look at how your parenting decisions today may effect your child as an adult.
What is your blogging philosophy?
It takes a village to raise our kids!
I have been blogging since...
2012

Molly Skyar's Blog

How Do You Convince Your Teen That School Is Important?

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

OUR HIGH SCHOOL-AGED SON IS COMPLETELY UNMOTIVATED TO DO HIS WORK. HOW CAN WE MOTIVATE HIM?

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MOLLY: This came from a mom based in Maryland. She added that they’ve tried many strategies but he has no desire to do better in…

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Help! My Child Is Disrespectful to Me

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

MY DAUGHTER IS ALMOST 9 AND IS CONSTANTLY DISRESPECTFUL TO ME AND TO OTHERS. HOW SHOULD I DEAL WITH IT?

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MOLLY: This is a question from a mom in Wisconsin and she added that she knows that she should look for the root of the matter…

Continue

How Do You Tell Your Kids When You And Your Spouse Are Splitting?

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

IT LOOKS LIKE MY HUSBAND AND I ARE GOING TO GET DIVORCED. HOW SHOULD I EXPLAIN IT TO MY SON?

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MOLLY: This was submitted from a reader in Denver, Colorado. She added that she wants to make sure her son is mentally prepared should they…

Continue

What Causes Emotional Eating In Teenagers. Dr. Rutherford Tracks It Back To Self Esteem:

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

HOW CAN I HELP MY DAUGHTER STOP EMOTIONAL EATING WITHOUT MAKING IT WORSE?

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MOLLY: This came from a reader from California. She added that her daughter is a teenager and when she brings it up for conversation it seems to make things…

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