Dr. Gilda Carle
Overcome by grief over the loss of her three young daughters in a tragic fire, Madonna attempted suicide — and experts tell HollyBaby.com exclusively how she can get the help and strength she needs to heal.
A heartbroken Madonna Badger, 47, bravely made it through the funeral of her three young daughters and parents, who she lost in a Christmas Day fire, but in the weeks following she tried to take her life after clearly not being able to handle the extreme emotional pain. She’s now been released from the hospital, and experts that HollywoodLife.com consulted suggest how she can begin to cope with such a devastating loss.
The news of Russell Armstrong’s suicide has shocked us all, but no one will be more affected than his estranged wife Taylor and her young daughter.
It’s hard enough to help a child deal with a parent’s death, but when suicide is involved, it’s that much worse. Experts say Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong should let her 5-year-old Kennedy know that her daddy, Russell Armstrong, has passed on and is no longer with her, even though Taylor’s initial reaction might be to hide the news from her for a while. Experts say therapy is the key to Kennedy’s recovery, especially due to the circumstances of abuse, divorce and suicide. Do you agree?
Both women are attempting to make themselves look good by slamming the men they once loved. So, what effect will it have on their kids? Experts weigh in!
This all comes down to one simple question: Should Bristol Palin and Kate Gosselin be bashing their former men in the media and on national TV or should they keep their mouths shut? They are the fathers of their children after all!
Follow Brit’s lead and get your kids into karate — it’ll boost their self-esteem and keep them fit!
Yesterday (Feb. 10) Britney Spears was spotted taking her son, Jayden James Federline, to a karate class in Encino, Calif. And Dr. Gilda Carle tells HollyBaby.com that Britney, 29, deserves a lot of praise for encouraging her 4-year-old to study martial arts because it’s got a ton of mental and physical benefits. Way to go, Britney!
Divorce is never easy – especially when children are involved. Experts tell HollyBaby.com how the famous parents can best explain their separation to their son. Exclusive!
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz shocked us all when they announced their spit yesterday (Feb 9). While it’s sad that they were unable to make their marriage work, they now have to work hard to ensure that the divorce doesn’t affect their 2-year-old son, Bronx. “They will have to put their own disagreements out of earshot of Bronx and act as a unified and agreeable front for him,” says relationship expert, Dr. Gilda Carle. Easier said than done, right HollyMoms?
Brad and Angelina aren’t into taking the plunge, while Nicole and Joel made it down the aisle after becoming parents. Experts say tying the knot just because you have kids isn’t always for the best. Are you surprised?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have six children, but they are one of the many celebrity couples who have yet to tie the knot. Thing is, they’re fine with that. “I have love in my life, a soul mate – absolutely,” Brad, 47, says. “When someone asked me why Angie and I don’t get married, I replied, ‘Maybe we’ll get married when it’s legal for everyone else.” But although Brad and Angie are happy raising a family out of wedlock, have they considered how their kids feel about their relationship?
Experts explain that feelings of guilt and pressure are keeping Carlina from bonding with her birth mom, Joy White.
So sad. As if waiting 23 years to be reunited with your kidnapped child isn’t hard enough, now Joy White is saying that her biological daughter Carlina White, who goes by Nejdra Nance, is estranged once again. On this morning’s Today, a teary-eyed Joy confessed that Carlina is no longer involved in her life. “It’s been pretty tough,” says Joy. “I wanted to have a relationship with my daughter.”
The 20-year-old is reportedly pregnant again because she doesn’t use birth control. Why is she acting so irresponsibly? We asked an expert.
According to the new issue of In Touch Weekly magazine, it’s no surprise that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is pregnant again and doesn’t know who the father is. “Amber says she’s been diagnosed as a ‘nympho’ — a sex addict,” an insider tells the magazine, adding that ever since she and Gary Shirley — who is the father of her 2-year-old daughter, Leah — broke up, she’s been sleeping with any man who gives her the time of day. “Most were one-night stands with complete strangers.”
The supermom put on a happy face while out and about with her younger daughter. Yet again, Ben wasn’t around.
Just a couple days after spending a fun and activity-filled day with both her daughters, Jennifer Garner hung out in Santa Monica, CA, Tuesday afternoon (December 7) with younger daughter Seraphina, who will turn two next month, leaving five-year-old Violet at home. Isn’t it a shame that Jen’s husband Ben Affleck was missing out on another fun-filled day with his family?
The five-year-old is clinging to mommy lately, but is that a natural phase, or a sign that there’s trouble at home?
How much can a child’s behavior tell us about what’s going on at home? If the child is acting out, is it a sign there’s something wrong? Or, is it just a normal phase the child is undergoing? We ask because of the recent change in Violet Affleck’s behavior, as the five-year-old daughter of Ben Affleck, 38, and Jennifer Garner has been overly clingy with her mom of late, leading some to wonder, is there trouble at home? HollyMoms, do you think it’s a sign that Ben and Jen might actually be headed towards Splitsville?
Experts tell HollyBaby that living their entire lives in front of TV cameras is definitely hurting the eight little stars. “There’s a feeling that they’re different,” says psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert.
Thanks to the success of Jon & Kate Plus 8, the Gosselin family was able to move into a massive mansion just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. But there have been many downsides to their fame. Recently, we told you about two of Jon and Kate Gosselin‘s kids — Alexis and Collin — being expelled from school for fighting, while another sibling was suspended. And most of the time the kids (10-year-old twins Madelyn and Cara and 6-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Joel, Collin, Leah, Hannah and Alexis) look miserable when they’re with their mom filming her new show Kate Plus 8. We asked the experts if filming every moment of their young lives is hurting Jon and Kate Gosselin’s eight kids.
This mother is coming under fire for posting a picture of her 5-year-old son dressed as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween on her personal blog and then calling him gay. While I applaud her defense of her son, I don’t think she should have labeled him. What do you think?
A woman who goes by the name Cop’s Wife on her blog Nerdy Apple Bottom is being praised by many for defending her 5-year-old son’s right to dress up as a female character from his favorite cartoon. But when she posted a picture of him on her blog wearing his Daphne from Scooby Doo costume under the headline “My Son Is Gay” she may have crossed a line, according to relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle.
Charlie Sheen acts like a spoiled brat, so it’s no surprise that his ex-wife Denise Richards feels like he’s her third child and that she needs to look after him!
Denise Richards has two adorable daughters, Sam and Lola, and one out-of-control ex-husband, Charlie Sheen, whom she considers to be her third kid! “Denise has motherly instincts,” a source close to the 39-year-old tells HollyBaby.com. “It’s like she has two girls and a boy. She cares about Charlie and also has a thing for trying to take care of him.” So that could explain why she accompanied Charlie to the hospital in NYC early this morning (Oct. 26), after he allegedly partied with a hooker, did drugs and trashed a hotel room!
David Arquette told Howard Stern this morning that he and Courteney took their 6-year-old daughter, Coco, to the beach to break the news that they’re splitting. Experts tell HollyBaby that by doing it together, they did the right thing.
When Courteney Cox and David Arquette made the decision to split after 11 years of marriage, they knew that telling their daughter, Coco, was going to be the hardest part. According to David, who called into Howard Stern‘s Sirius radio show this morning (and admitted that he cheated on Courteney with a 28-year-old bartender Jasmine Waltz), they took Coco (pictured above with her dad this morning, Oct. 12) to the beach to tell her the bad news. Relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle Ph.D. thinks they made the right choice to do it together at that location. “The fact that both parents told her together was the best approach,” she tells HollyBaby.com. “The beach environment could have been an added benefit because a beach has negative ions that heal and calm.”