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Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York.

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Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

Bill Novak, left, and partner Norman MacArthur pose for a photograph near the couple's home, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Erwinna, Pa. The couple who were legally recognized as father and son has gotten a judge to vacate the adoption now that same-sex partners can get married in Pennsylvania. (A…

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Colorado school authorities back off survey changes

DENVER — Colorado school officials backed off a plan Wednesday to change how the state asks kids about their sex lives and drug use in anonymous surveys.

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In childhood, inherent risks should be parent's choice

Elders may have slouched from adolescence to Social Security without reaching maturity.

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How and how much we talk to children matters

Kids need conversation, not one-way communication

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Avoiding occasion or being truthful?

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Avoiding occasion or being truthful?

You can assume the worst or assume someone is telling the truth.

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Screen time: Strategies for setting limits

Screen time: Strategies for setting limits

Parents give tips on how to deal with too much screen time.

February 17, 2015 10:15 am Photos

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Parents weigh in on 'old man' haircut punishment

Parents weigh in on 'old man' haircut punishment

The Atlanta barber offers old man haircuts for free to parents of misbehaving kids. 

February 14, 2015 2:09 pm Photos

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What parenting and family issues interest you?

What parenting and family issues interest you?

Change is something we all have to deal with every now and then.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Sept. 28

Advice from Carolyn Hax for Sept. 28

Risky hobby makes potential guardian anxious.

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Lesson learned in the discovery of a worm

Lesson learned in the discovery of a worm

Letting kids explore is a valuable, difficult part of parenting.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children. 

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Parenting Q and A

Angela Chintis teaches the nurturing parenting series at Casa de los Niños. Previously she trained prospective foster and adoptive parents for Arizona’s Children Association.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 29

DEAR ABBY: I managed a retail store for 10 years, and I can relate to the shop owner who signed herself “Had It With Overindulged Kids” (June 28). She could turn things around by creating a designated play area and market to the children by taking any opened items and placing them there for …

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are about to welcome our first child and we are overjoyed. However, as her due date nears and we start talking about the birth, hospital, etc., I’m getting nervous and anxious. I’m worried, I guess, that something will happen to my wife and I won’t be able to cope wi…

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Dear Abby for Oct. 7

DEAR ABBY: My son and his wife, “Carole,” have been married for two years. I was recently introduced to her father, “Ted,” who has been alone for 13 years. Carole told me later in no uncertain terms that I cannot have a romantic relationship with her father. Then she repeated the same thing to him.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 2

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating Mr. Right for two years. “Phil” is the man I want to spend my life with. When we are together privately, everything is perfect.

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Tips for raising a happy adult

Parents know that one of their jobs is to protect their child from pain. Some misguided parents morph this laudable goal into attempts to foster continuous happiness upon their children. Not a good idea.

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

When stay-at-home mom Jessica Krassow moved here from Colorado with her husband and 1-year-old daughter, she needed to find a support network quickly.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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