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No trick-or-treaters? Buy Halloween candy anyway

No trick-or-treaters? Buy Halloween candy anyway

A lot of folks who stock up on Halloween candy end up eating it themselves.

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No trick-or-treaters? Buy Halloween candy anyway!

No trick-or-treaters? Buy Halloween candy anyway!

This image released by Jason Varden shows candy purchased in anticipation of Halloween trick-or-treaters iat his home in Milpitas, Calif. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. But like a lot of adults who buy sweets prior to the holiday, Varden acknowledges that he doesn’t usually get many trick-or-trea…

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Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Quality of word interactions between parents, young children key to increased opportunity.

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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.

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

Charlene DeWitt shares some family time at the Continental Ranch park playground. She was with, from left, Ryan, her husband; daughter Elizabeth; and sons Dominic and Alexander.

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

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Young moms find shared time

Young moms find shared time

Charlene DeWitt, coordinator of the northwest-side MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers - plays with her son Dominic at Continental Ranch Community Park.

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Who gets custody of the Facebook profile info after a divorce?

Who gets custody of the Facebook profile info after a divorce?

Social networks are a new arena for divorcing parents to battle, lawyers say.

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The Minivan Momologues: Hollywood-style parenting needs a reality check

Editor's note: Today we debut Kristen Cook's occasional column, "The Minivan Momologues," her take on parenting.

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Free 7-week 'Love and Logic' course to be offered at St. Francis

Parents seeking help dealing with their misbehaving children and discipline are invited to a free course offered by St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church.

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Join hunt for family activities all enjoy

Any toy my boys pick up can be converted for instant battle action.

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