Isn’t it funny how two children from the same parents, raised in the same house under the same rules, can turn out so completely different. This came to my mind the other night as I was preparing a meal — corned beef hash topped with a soft-fried egg and green peas on the side.
The Kansas City Star is seeking World War II veterans who were in or near Germany when the war in Europe ended on May, 8, 1945. Share memories regarding your duties at the time and your reaction upon hearing the news of surrender.
The fact that a Maryland couple is being investigated by Child Protective Services for letting their kids walk home by themselves from a park shows our society has taken legitimacy away from responsible parents who try to foster independence.
It’s flu season, a time of excess hand sanitizer and peak parental OCD. We prepare children the best we can, but we also know that getting sick is part of being a kid. Now my son is scheduled for surgery, and suddenly going to the supermarket is like entering a war zone.
In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived threat, a person is inclined to either flee or stand and fight).
Q. I'm thirty-nine-years old, divorced with a seven-year-old daughter, and I have to say, at my age it's difficult to find someone interesting who doesn't have a lot of history. To make things worse, between my hectic work schedule and my daughter, I have very little time to date. I just met someone I really like, but after three dates, have come to find that he's separated, not divorced as he first told me. He and his "ex-wife" still live together because she is saving up enough money to move out, but they no longer sleep in the same room. Should I continue in this relationship? What do you think?
Dear Mr. Dad: We have a two boys, ages 6 and 4. We've tried hard to raise them the same way, but they're completely different. The older one is generally pretty calm and cheerful, but the younger one is wild, noisy and impossible to discipline. How could two kids raised in the same house by the same parents be such polar opposites?