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Posted Nov 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM

“I feel as though I have lost my sweet, good little boy,” a teary eyed mother said to me recently referring to her 2-year-old. Her upset was a response to a change in his behavior. Having been an easy-to-manage child, he now was refusing to go along with requests made of him and having meltdowns when he wasn’t given what he wanted.

Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM

I don’t know what Thanksgiving Day is like for you, but for me, it’s better than the other 364. It’s without a doubt, my absolute most favorite day of the year. But for about the last 17 years, it’s also been the bitter sweetest day for me.

Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:45 AM

In discussions about children’s behavior, the focus is often on negative behavior — behavior that is unacceptable to others. In such instances, children may be viewed as “misbehaving.” But sometimes behavior is negative in the sense that it creates...

Posted Nov 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Robert “Bob” Stucky will celebrate this 90th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Posted Nov 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

“On the bright side, our son looks healthy and happy,” I said to my husband after we exited my son’s new college apartment.“On the flip side, that place is such a pit I’m surprised there wasn’t yellow crime scene tape across the front...

Posted Nov 11, 2014 at 1:01 AM

In a recent talk on addiction the speaker, a psychiatrist who has treated many such patients expressed the belief that the motivation for such behavior is often misunderstood. His view was that addictive behavior is not an expression of...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Stories of teens taking and sending a naked picture of themselves with their phones have been all over the news media in recent years. The outcome? Shocking, according to reports that have suggested that humiliation and sometimes even suicide can...

Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 1:01 AM

’Twas the week after Halloween and all through the house There wasn't so much as a crumb for a mouse. The Skittles skedaddled, the Oh Henry was history; Where the Twizzlers and Twix went was still a big mystery.

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

In reporting on the good teacher search, I described an amazing project called “mining,” developed by two teachers in a suburban middle school. Children were given a hands-on experience in which chocolate chip cookies and different toothpicks...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Celebration on Saturday

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Each month, the senior centers across the county hold fundraisers to help to offset their typical monthly expenses.

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