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We come in all shapes, sizes and colors

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has two grandchildren and another on the way, and she’s learning this grandmothering thing slowly but surely. One factor that’s been interesting, Schnugg writes, is helping raise a mixed-race grandchild, and she tells about lessons she’s learning. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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    The antidote to bullying is strong on policy

    Remember those kids or groups of classmates you’d just as soon not have to pass by when you were growing up. What they were doing – bullying, whether we called it that or not – is as bad, if not worse, these days. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes on bullying to show that it’s something we have to tackle head on. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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      News to use: sex and its teachable moments

      Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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        Bullying changes – and not for the better

        Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letting go never an easy process

          How was it, parents of college freshmen or 18- and 19-year-olds leaving the nest to begin work, to let them go? It’s not easy, not easy at all, John Semmes writes in a guest column that takes a look at how he saw the process and dealt with it recently. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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            It’s not just the heat, it’s the apprehension

            Is, as T.S. Eliot wrote, April the cruelest month. News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests it might actually be August because of all involved with starting school again. He takes a look at the concerns that parents have to help their children from pre-K through seniors in high school deal with this month every year. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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              Good fathers – in for the long haul, fine print and all

              While the role of the father in families has changed over the years, it’s also remained much the same as local columnist Deidra Jackson writes in a column taking a look at all her father has done throughout her life. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Celebrating the lady we couldn’t do without

                It’s time for the busiest phone day of the year and one of the busiest days for cards. So what day is it – Mother’s Day, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our mothers and all they have done, and do, for us while urging all of us to show a little love this weekend to the lady responsible for us being here. (May 6, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Teaching saving tougher for parents these days

                  There are things parents teach, or attempt to teach, their children. One involves money – earning it, saving it, spending it, giving it to the needy, et cetera. Teaching saving, Editor Don Whitten writes, is getting tougher and tougher, especially with savings producing little to no return that would provide motivation and incentive. (April 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Science, fair?

                    Have you been working on a science project lately. Or perhaps you’ve been helping someone with theirs? Staff Writer Melanie Addington debates the pros and cons of science fair projects and learns that she’s certainly not alone. (January 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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