Dr. Newman on MSNBC

Dr. Newman is often asked for her perspective or advice on a variety of subjects ranging from coping with parenting issues to shoring up your ability to say NO, from family size decisions to solving in-law or grandparent tensions. These features address problems you may wonder about or face and offer practical solutions.

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Broadcast / Video News

Why 40 is the New 30 for First-time Moms

CBS Sunday Morning (Video)

Deciding and parenting an only child

Radio Health Journal

Is the economy shrinking family size?

CNN Newsroom (Video)

Soccer Moms Beware

MSNBC News (Video)

Do you humiliate your children without realizing it?

CBS (video)

You can say NO. Learn how (interview with Susan Newman)

Showbiz Tonight

What’s the right family size for you?

Good Morning America

CNN Interview with Susan Newman


Print News

How Smartphones Sap Your Brainpower

US News and World Report

How To Say ‘No’ To An Invitation Without Feeling Like A Jerk

Huffington Post

How to Keep the “Happy” in the Holidays


To Raise Independent Kids, You Have to Set Some Limits

US News and World Report

How to Avoid Family Drama Over the Holidays


Not Going Home for the Holidays? How to let your family down easy

Chicago Tribune

No, a two-letter word we don’t say enough

Work and Family Life

The Health Benefits of Having (and Being) Grandparents

US News and World Report

5 Benefits of Having Children Later in Life

U.S. News & World Report

6 common in-law conflicts after baby arrives: How to handle them


Mark Zuckerberg’s Wife Is Expecting a Baby Girl — and He Praises the Importance of Sisters

Yahoo News

5 Times You Should Say NO To A Friend

Friendship Rules

No Siblings: Am I Cheating My Only Child? The science is reassuring for parents of one.

(U.S. News & World Report)

How to Politely Decline an Offer to Officiate Your Wedding

Chicago Tribune

21 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

Psych Central

6 Secrets for Planning the Perfect Mother-Daughter Trip


10 Little Travel Mistakes That Make Your Vacation Unnecessarily Stressful

Reader's Digest

9 Ways To Deal With A Mother-In-Law Who Feels More Like A Monster-In-Law

Huffington Post

The Whole Family Under One Roof?

New York Times

5 Dangers of Social Media to Discuss with Your Kids


Is One Child Enough?


Making Multi-Generational Living Work

The Star Tribune

Today’s Multi-Generational Living: Condo Units in the Same Building

The Star Tribune

The True Damage of Second-Shift Motherhood

Huffington Post

Are You Ready for a Baby?


The Only Child: Perceptions Don’t Have Much to Do with Reality

The Seattle Times

The Power of No

Phoenix Focus

My Unhappy Memories: How to Raise Your Kid to Love School (When You Really Hated It)


Your Bragging Child: Why It Happens and How to Stop It


What Being An Only Child Says About You, According To Science


Why we decided to have only one child

Woman & Home

How Many Kids Should You Have? The Great Debate

Yahoo! Parenting

How to Avoid Raising an Entitled Child

The Mother Company

Help Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling


Time for a Digital Detox?

Daily Parent

Brothers and Sisters and Nobody: The Science Behind Growing Up

Medical Daily

Little Things Long Remembered

Huffington Post

Committed to Family, Dedicated to Basketball

The New York Times

How to Say NO at Work


How to Help Your Child Make Friends


Do-It-Yourself with Your Grandchildren: Project ideas and tips to make it a rewarding experience


When Grandma Can’t Be Bothered

The New York Times

‘They’re Back’: 10 Tips for Parents of Boomerang Kids


Benefits of Siblings

The Scientist

Bragging Rights – When is it okay to brag about your kids (or grandkids)?


Should Overwhelmed Working Women ‘Take It Like A Mom’ Or Ask For Help?


Overly Strict, Controlling Parents Risk Raising Delinquent Kids


Spoiled Rotten:When you and your spouse differ on giving in to your children


6 Ways to Get Thru the Holidays Without a Spoiled Child


Help Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling