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February 18, 2018

Q You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That’s curious, especially given that you’re a child psychologist. What is your explanation for this, and are there any situations in which you would be in favor of therapy for a child?

A As I said in a…

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February 18, 2018

Q I’m a newish stay-at-home mom finding it hard to connect with my spouse, my friends and my “old” life. I have no family support system and none of my friends have offered or shown any interest in helping with my little one. My whole life has turned upside down (not unexpected),…

Carolyn Hax

February 18, 2018

THE GIFT OF INDEPENDENCE

Dear Short Answers: My son was just laid off at his job after only six months, and he has hinted strongly that he would like to come back to live at home. But I don’t know if this is a good idea. There are few good jobs in the small town where we live, and I…

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February 14, 2018

Q — A few weeks ago, I wrote an article outlining some of the efforts that Pitt County Schools is making to combat school lunch shaming practices. I learned a lot about the Child Nutrition Program that I didn’t know and I think is important to share. — Frank Hernandez,…

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February 14, 2018

Q My wife has been a freelance consultant whose work has dried up. I have a good-paying job and I figured with her work having dried up, she’d take care of the house, bills, paperwork, etc., with her time. Instead, I don’t know what she does, but things are not put away, and if she…

Carolyn Hax

February 11, 2018

A true story: When my daughter, Amy, was a preteen, she became anxious about going to sleep because of fears of dying in the middle of the night. When I tucked her in (I was her preferred tucker-inner), she would tell me, usually tearfully, that she didn’t want to go to sleep for fear of…

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February 11, 2018

Q My in-laws live out of state, and visit about once every six to eight weeks for long weekends.

Before their most recent visit, my mother-in-law asked my husband to buy weed gummies for his sister, who is dealing with a chronic illness, because it is legal here. She plans to carry them with her on…

Carolyn Hax

February 11, 2018

ADOLESCENCE REDUX

Dear Short Answers: My father has recently started to make very politically incorrect comments in public. I think he believes that he’s being funny rather than offensive, but not everybody sees it this way. He’s been a liberal his whole life so I don’t think…

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February 09, 2018

Q My husband is not close with his sisters, who do not live locally. They text sometimes, but don’t see one another more than once a year, and almost always when we travel to them.

We had a baby this summer whom his sisters and their families have never met. My mother-in-law, who lives much…

Carolyn Hax

February 07, 2018

Q — I want to teach my kids to both eat healthy and to conserve resources. Can you give us some tips on reducing food waste? — C.K., Winterville

A — I asked Ashley Poindexter, an ECU dietetic student, to prepare a reply to you. Here is what she wants you to know.

Unfortunately, a…

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