Post # 1
Does anyone listen to Dr.Laura? People have such strong opinions about her and herbeliefs that go both ways – you either really like her or really dislike her I think.
Here’s the main things I’ve heard her talk about….
– She seems to really promote stay at home moms and doesn’t think daycare is a good idea.
– She doesn’t believe you should date (if you are divorced) until children are grown.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
I think she is a quack. I haven’t listened to her in ages and will prob turn the dial if ever heard her again
Post # 4
@loveroflove: She doesn’t think people who are divorced should date anyone until their children are grown?? Are you freakin’ kidding me? Sometimes a stepparent is a God-send to a child. That is ridiculous.
She is NUTS, at least about that.
Post # 5
I don’t care what her viewpoints are because she’s a racist, anti-gay piece of feces.
Post # 6
I can’t stand her. I have only listened to her a few times but have read various articles she’s written and she is very arrogant and needs to mind her own business and stay out of everyone else’s. Nearly all her ideas are incredibly backwards and make no sense in anyone’s reality other than her own.
Post # 7
I used to listen to her on my way home from work a lot of years ago. I can’t stand her. I couldn’t stand her when I listened to her and finally had to stop because I’d get so outraged. She really is a horrible person.
Post # 8
She thinks she promotes family, but all she really promotes is hate
Post # 9
I read her book and I agreed on some parts. One thing I read that I find very important is to never bad mouth your spouse. I agree becasue if I go to my mom and complain about Fiance and say how horrible he is but then get over the fight and realize it was stupid, I can forgive him and forget a lot easier. My mom doesn’t have the same relationship with him so she wouldn’t process it the same. I do believe in SAHM’s I think it’s the best thing you can do for your child. My mom was a single mom and ran a daycare out of her house and worked night shifts to be at home. I know a lot of people who put their kids in daycare and complain about things their kids pick up. That’s the problem, the daycare worker is spending more time with your kid so they pick up mannerisms and behaviors there instead of how you would like them to behave. As for dating if you’re divorced and have kids, I don’t think you can’t date but I think you should be careful. My brother has had a rotating door of girlfriends and each one has met his kids. I don’t think he is right at all and it really messed his kids up. I am divorced and dated Fiance a full year before he really spent anytime with my kids becasue I needed to be sure. I know my beliefs aren’t everyone’s but this is what I believe.
Post # 10
She’s really gone off the deep end. I don’t know what station she’s on anymore either thank god. Old nutbag.
Post # 11
Her original doctorate degree had nothing to do with psychology or marriage & family therapy (this still may be true, or she may have gotten a more relevant degree), so when she first came on the air years ago she miss led everyone by going by the title “Dr” while giving out relationship advice. Very unethical! Her advice came from her own point of view, not from the perspective of an expert in the field of marriage & family therapy. I don’t have respect for her professionally.
ETA: According to my quick google search it appears her only PhD is in physiology. She is now a licensed MFT in California, but she doesn’t have her PhD as an MFT, so she is still being highly unethical by going as “Dr” while addressing relationship issues.
Post # 12
Dr. Laura is kind of hit and miss with me. My mom really likes her (or did, it’s been a long time) so I listened to her a lot growing up. She can definitely be a bit extreme, but I think she has some valid points. I like that she’ll always put the children first and that she won’t let women make victims of themselves.
For those 2 things you listed, I think it’s the case of her trying to do what’s best for the child. Stable environments with someone they child knows and trusts are much better for the child while he/she is growing up. I believe this is the reason she doesn’t like daycare.
As far as the dating one goes, I can sort of see where she is coming from. I mean, it can’t possibly be good if mom or dad keep bringing home strangers or spending all of their time with a new Boyfriend or Best Friend or Girlfriend. However, to say that there should be zero dating is a bit extreme and, as PP pointed out, step-parents can be really, really good for the child. All in moderation.
Post # 13
Has anyone read her book ‘Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands’? I didn’t know much about her before but her book was recommended to me and I have to say, it was one of the best things I’ve read regarding marriage. I kind of agree with everyones comments in some way – is that even possible??? She really is hit or miss.
Post # 14
In general, I think she’s a quack, but her “Bad Childhood, Good Life” book was something that helped me a lot.
Post # 15
@loveroflove: That’s the book I read, and like I said there was a lot of good advice that made a lot of sense. I don’t listen to her radio show, I only know her based off that book so maybe that’s why my view of her is different than most. She didn’t seem too out there in that book.