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December 10, 2017

In a letter to the editor of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune, psychologist Afton Koball and two colleagues raise objections to a recent column in which I asserted that one can be parented badly and still parent well. It comes down to one’s perspective, and is, therefore, a matter of choice.…


Two sets of rules create marital issues more than disciplinary ones

December 10, 2017

Q My husband and I don’t see eye-to-eye on discipline. Our kids are generally good kids, but they don’t treat us with the respect I think we ought to have. When I announce that dinner is ready — the kids do not help at all — my husband is not bothered that our daughter does…


Pitt County 4-H member recognized for volunteer efforts

December 10, 2017

A Pitt County 4-H member was recognized for her volunteer efforts lasts month.

Sarah Cooke, 15, a member of Mane Challengers 4-H Club, received the Northeast District Youth Volunteer of the Year Award during the 4-H State Council Conference held Nov. 4-5 in Raleigh. The northeast district is…


Dec. 10 Short Answers

December 10, 2017

WRONG QUESTION

Dear Short Answers:

I invited a good friend of mine to a wine tasting event for a local charity and after we got there, she told me that she doesn’t drink wine. Shouldn’t she have told me this beforehand? The tickets were $100 each and it was totally wasted on her. Plus,…