Babysitting is a serious business these days, and parents need to conduct real interviews with the prospective sitter before allowing him or her to take charge of their kids, Rhonda explains in this episode.
When a teenage boy admits to his mother that he’s been cheating at school, he assumes that his admission will absolve him of blame. He’s about to learn that having choices means both freedom and responsibility.
You may have heard of cutting, in which a victim slices open their own skin, but now there's a new version of this phenomenon -- online self-harm, where the "victim" bullies themselves on social media. Rhonda offers some advice to a concerned parent.
Teens often try different personas in their effort to find their individuality, but just as often, they end up in a group where all the members try to be the same. That's a parent's dilemma on this episode, and Rhonda give her some suggestions to turn her son around.
A mom writes to the Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri looking for advice when one of her daughters begins defending the other from a bully by "revenge bullying" the perpetrator. Rhonda explains why it will only make things worse.
When a father starts telling his 9-year-old son what kinds of extracurricular activities he can participate in, based on how likely they are to result in a college scholarship., the boy's mother writes to the Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri column for advice.
When Alexa Rosdahl had to create a YouTube video for a class election, she did it, put it online, and was horrified to see the pages of vulgar comments attacking that resulted. But she didn't fold, and now she's a student representative to her school board. Hear her story on this show.