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Thursday, April 24, 2014

parenting

Yik Yak, don’t talk back

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Climbing the walls, small-town style

    Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about the problems parents with small children can have getting enough activity for their kids in the winter and says the Oxford Park Commission’s decision to have a free-play session will make a big difference. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Angela R. Williams writes about her concern that the shooting in Sparks, Nev., didn’t get a lot of media play and wonders if that’s not a sign of the times where so many seem to be so busy that they don’t spend enough time parenting and watching out for youngsters. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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        I Won’t Paint

        Most of the time, just the thought of Mama’s willow switch was enough to keep local columnist Jimmy Reed on the straight and narrow as a youngster. There were times, though, when he needed a reminder. Reed relates an event involving paint and his brother that fit that category. (October 15, 2013, Page 4)

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          Looking For His Flute

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident from his youth in relation to his mother’s superstition about things happening on the 13th day of the month and his problem with a popular flute. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

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            A reluctant Rebel in our family? Never!

            Columnist Mavis Hovious used some “gentle” parental guidance with her daughter, Sam, to convince her to become an Ole Miss Rebel. (September 6, 2013, Page 1B)

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              Whose job is it to parent our children?

              A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

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                Life – and death – can be hard to understand

                The news of the weekend auto accident that killed one OHS student and injured several others leaves Editor Don Whitten wondering the same thing all who have teens in their circle of family and friends – what do we do and what do we tell our children. (August 26, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Restaurant policy can be touchy subject

                  What do you think, or do, if you’re in a restaurant and their are some extremely loud and unruly youngsters disturbing you? One restaurant in Houston – and more and more around the country – are taking care of that issue for you by not allowing kids under a certain age in for evening dining. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the policy and its affect on families and non-families who eat out. (August 14, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Daddy led by example – and still does

                    Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what makes a good father, citing his own father’s qualities and the way he raised – and is still raising – his children. (June 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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