Dr. Phil show today -- Parenting Styles, from overparenting to Free-Range Kids
Just a quick blog post this morning to let you know that today Dr. Phil has a show about parenting styles hat I am very interested in because it speaks to my new anthology Courageous Parenting.
And, Mojo Mom blog reader Lori, whom I got to know through Free-Range Kids, is on the show! Lori made the news when her ten year old son was picked up by police while walking to soccer practice on his own. I hope she'll write in and tell us more about her experience with Dr. Phil.
Here's the show blurb. Unfortunately I won't be able to watch it live because I'll be headed to the airport for a trip to California...more on that shortly!
Tuesday - January 5, 2010 Dr. Phil Show
New Parenting Styles
Are you a parent who is over- or under-involved in your child's life? Dr. Phil talks with a self-proclaimed overprotective mother, a Free-Range mother and two experts to help you find a happy balance while raising your kids. First up, you won't believe what happened to Lori when she let her 10-year-old son walk to soccer practice by himself. Next, meet two moms with opposite parenting approaches: Kristen lets her kids walk to friends' houses on their own and make their own mistakes, while Beckie says she can't imagine letting her kids walk around the neighborhood or even to the school playground unattended. Find out what Dr. Phil has to say about these parenting styles. Then, Linda Murray, editor-in-chief of BabyCenter.com and Dr. Michele Borba, a parenting educator and author, weigh in with the pros and cons of different parenting styles. And, Dr. Phil checks in with Teresa, who became known as America's Most Over-Protective Mom. Find out if she and her daughter, Ashlee, who's now 18, are getting along better.