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What kids learn when their parents hit them

Kids who are hit learn about hitting.

September 16, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
No: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

No: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

School meal standards try to micromanage every aspect of what’s served to children.

September 14, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

As summer eases into the school year — and into a new season of birthdays, class parties and holiday gatherings — now's a good time to make a few eye-catching pinatas.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

This photo provided by CONFETTISYSTEM shows a diamond limon pinata. There's a hinged door for you to add additional treats/favors. Modern pinatas can be sleek and geometrical for grown-up gatherings, adding pizazz to holidays. (AP Photo/CONFETTISYSTEM)

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Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

This photo provided by CONFETTISYSTEM shows pinatas. CONFETTISYSTEM transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that are filled with handcut confetti. There's a hinged door for you to add additional treats/favors to a pinata too. (AP Photo/C…

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Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

This photo provided by CONFETTISYSTEM shows quartz cantaloupe pinata. CONFETTISYSTEM transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that are filled with handcut confetti. Modern pinatas can be sleek and geometrical for grown-up gatherings, addi…

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I don't always like my kids and that's ok

I enjoy only a quarter of the time I spend with my children.

September 05, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

How the suburbs got poor

The suburbs have long been a refuge for families looking for an affordable place to live.

September 05, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
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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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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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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