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Playing favorites

father and sons

My kids have been asking me, “Who’s your favorite?” One of them even gave me a picture frame with the words “from your favorite son” on it. So I guess I should let them know which one gets this coveted ...

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‘Little Boy’ packs big message

Little Boy

Life can be especially cruel when you are 7 and the world is at war. It’s even more so when you are unusually small and the war comes closer to home in the form of a bulky town bully and ...

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Becoming the right kind of parent


“Knock it off! Stop it! Get over here, NOW!” These are familiar phrases for most parents. When kids act up we get frustrated. We get demanding and even disrespectful. Kids may comply with our demands in the short run, but ...

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