My 17-year-old son routinely walks to Chipotle, about a mile away. He cuts lawns in the neighborhood, eliminating a commute to his summer job. When he goes out socially, he rides with friends or takes Uber. He was registered for driver’s education last summer, but had a scheduling conflict w… Read More ⇒

Proving, once again, that fact is stranger by far than fiction, a grandmother recently asked me what she should do about her daughter-in-law who, despite her husband’s increasingly meek objections, is determined to do everything possible to turn the first grandchild, a 3-year-old girl, into … Read More ⇒

College is meant to be a learning experience. For some, it’s the first time they’re leaving the nest for an extended period of time. Despite how often your kids may have insisted they’re adults over the past few years, most quickly realize there are many things they don’t really know how to … Read More ⇒

A Christian (but very liberal) adoption agency recently turned down our application because they disapprove of our parenting approach, which is your parenting approach. We told them we subscribe to your philosophy and do things like sending the kids to bed early due to whining and tantrums. … Read More ⇒

AMBOY - Kids of all ages are invited to come investigate insects at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 (rain date is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21). Read More ⇒

Every day, Rob Lawless, 28, introduces himself to a stranger. Some days, he sits down with two new people. Most days, he meets with four. Why? Lawless, a self-described, full-blown extrovert, is on a mission to make friends. The process is one he loves so much that he’s turned it into a full… Read More ⇒

SAN DIEGO — A new genetic study uses information from an unprecedented number of U.S. veterans to probe a particularly vexing question: Why does post-traumatic stress disorder affect some, but not others? Read More ⇒

As I crisscross the country in public speaker mode, I poll people in various demographic categories. I ask how they were raised, what their parents were like, how their parents disciplined, how they raised their own kids, their perceptions of how their kids are raising their grandkids and so… Read More ⇒

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Breastfeeding Coalition (OCBC) and Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) WIC program recently hosted a baby shower at Oswego Hospital for new and expectant mothers from the community. An annual event, the baby shower was spearheaded by the OCBC, an organization consist… Read More ⇒