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Sunday, December 21, 2014

raising children

Christmas a little less sweet when it’s all about sweets

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about a developing trend she’s a bit concerned about — parents and kids getting more involved than necessary or appropriate in chasing down sweets and goodies given out at the local Christmas parade. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Bill and Carole Arnold write about DORE USA, a program they’ve discovered that is helping them meed the special educational needs of a grandchild they are raising. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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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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        Raising kids – neither easy nor inexpensive

        Did you realize it will take about a quarter of a million dollars to raise  a child born into a middle income family in 2010 to the age of 17? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at raising children after seeing those figures from the USDA. (July 13, 2011, Page 4)

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          Road to closing the achievement gap

          Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at studies of newborns and young children and how they develop academically, pointing out that race and class aren’t as big of factors as parenting and the quality and quantity of speech in the home. (January 20, 2011, Page 4)

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            Life’s lessons come early for black boys

            EAGLE columnist Deidra Jackson had to pass on a life lesson to her son recently, sparking thoughts of other lessons that parents must be sure to pass along to black sons. (September 30, 2010, Page 4)

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