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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Shy, independent children are normal

Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn't enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend, who is also quite shy. His mother and I have conspired to arrange weekly play dates, but whereas the boys get along fine, both kids sometimes balk at cooperating with them. My son occasionally tells me he'd rather read or play alone than play with this other boy. When I ask why, he tells me he "just would." His school counselor has recommended that ...

March 29, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God is always a good, wise choice

Years ago, Lindell Doty, a retired preacher and friend of mine now living in Florida, suggested that everybody has choices to make. Now, making decisions can be hard - sometimes so hard that we delay them as long as possible.

March 29, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Encourage your child's flights of fancy

Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that do not deserve second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think - and in some cases even insist - are real.

March 22, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Flirting with the sunrise

The color of this early morning in not-quite spring is liquid lavender, is pearly pink, is slightly silver in the way it glints and glows. The sky and the fields and everything in them are shaded as though tinted by a crayon unwrapped and swiped across the countryside with its long barrel, the sharp tip forgotten. Outlines and details are unimportant to the day as it languorously wakens.

March 22, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The long and juicy history of Georgia's famous peaches

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 22, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Patience is the cure in potty training

Q: I've been using the method described in your toilet-training book with my 18-month-old daughter and she's been doing great during the day. She rarely has an accident. However, I'm still using a diaper at nap-time and during the night (waiting for some consistency in dryness before taking that away). Is that correct? The only problem is: She's figured out the routine and now only poops in her diaper when I put her down to sleep. She has not gone poop on the potty during the day for several weeks. Is that cause for concern? Should ...

March 15, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Peanuts become and remain a huge cash crop in Georgia

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 15, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Time to put away childish things

The other day, I just happened to be in one of our prestigious retailers and my phone rang, so I answered it. It was one of our kids filling us in on the latest news about grandchildren, birthdays and not to forget the presents. Anyway, I noticed some high school-aged children staring at me and I asked, "You need something?"

March 12, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Those who receive God's comfort must comfort others

"Comfort." It's a nice word, bringing up thoughts of well-being, security and ease. It was a word that reminded the apostle Paul of his relationship with God. Writing to the Corinthian church, he noted that God "comforts us in all our affliction ... (2 Cor. 1:4). Finishing his thought, he added, "... so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." God expects those whom he has comforted to use their opportunities to help others.

March 08, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A different solution to closet monsters

Q: About six months ago, our four-year old daughter began complaining of being afraid to be alone at bedtime. Upon questioning, she told us she was afraid of monsters in her closet and under her bed. We were unable to convince her otherwise. In fact, the more we talked to her, the more her fears grew to the point where she was becoming nearly hysterical at bedtime. As a result, I began staying with her until she fell asleep. The problem is that she wants to talk and doesn't end up falling asleep until 10 or 11 o'clock ...

March 08, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Me and Gloria Gaynor

This is what I heard. This is what I heard this morning. This is what I heard this morning when I walked outside into sunshine. When I walked outside into air that was warm and slightly cloying. This is what I heard: the songs of at least six different birds rising up gently from the branch like the voice of a mother waking her sleeping child. This is what I heard: the drip drip drip of water off the roof onto the curved mouth of the gutter, a message delivered by tom-tom.

March 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's tobacco market becomes the state's largest

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 08, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Georgians with developmental disabilities deserve jobs, too

For individuals with developmental disabilities, the typical choices after finishing high school - getting a job or going to college - are difficult, if not impossible. There are thousands of Georgians with developmental disabilities, and the unemployment rate for that community is close to 87 percent.

March 07, 2015 | By Kathy Keeley | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: A lot going on in the Boro

Lawsuits, rezoning and booze.

March 07, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Dealing with the enemies of Israel

It has taken me three days to sit in front of my computer and start this article. The difficulty began when I sat down at my desk and glanced over at my open Bible. I don't even remember turning to Isaiah, but what was really disturbing was that I was staring at chapter 34 and I began to read, "Draw near, O nations, to hear, and listen, O peoples! For the Lord is angry with His enemies, furious, and has doomed them ... the mountains will flow with their blood. For the Lord has a day of vengeance on behalf ...

March 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: So you want to open a pet store

Q: I want to open a store that sells pet supplies. Do I need a license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture?

May 17, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Grandparents should wait to be asked for advice

Q: My husband and I need your advice. We are parents to one adult daughter who has three children, ages 10, 7 and 4. They live about three hours away and, up until two years ago, we saw them fairly often.

May 17, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first hospital opens in Savannah in 1804

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 17, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Little black dresses don't prepare you for everything — especially not tragedies

It is a fashion rule that has been around so long, it is, like a politician, known by its initials: LBD. Little black dress. Every woman has to have one. Young or old or in-between, Southerner or Yankee, debutante or farm wife. You can dress it up or dress it down. A well-made LBD in a classic style will last forever, and you will be prepared to accept any invitation.

May 17, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Good citizens begin at home

A major U.S. newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention the most important benefit: Chores, properly managed, teach citizenship values.

May 10, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah gets its own medical college in 1853

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 10, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Remembering radio in the 1940s

When I was a little over 5 years of age, I remember lying on the floor in front of our big old Zenith radio listening to whatever just happened to be on that evening. The adults liked the news and stuff like: "Allen's Alley," "George Burns and Gracie Allen," while Shirley Jo and I loved "Little Orphan Annie," "The Lone Ranger," "Superman" and the comedy programs. I'll never forget that one evening when President F.D. Roosevelt announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor, "A day that will live in infamy!" It was only a few weeks later when ...

May 07, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Not as traumatic as you think

A list of some of the more memorable elements of pre-1960s parenting is in constant circulation on the Internet and is especially popular with people my age who can - for obvious reasons - relate.

May 03, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first medical college founded in Augusta

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

May 03, 2015 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Cherish every minute of May

Haven't we been blessed with splendid springtime weather the last several days? Spring temperatures sometimes seem like a rarity in south-Georgia; we tend to go from a relatively mild winter to steamy summer-like days in the time it takes to flip a calendar page. Celebrate the beauty of a Statesboro spring with one of the holidays below or create new, unique family festivities. But, whatever the weather, make memories together.

May 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Cutting down the bushes

Sixteen years ago, the house looked like a woman without makeup, a Christmas tree without ornaments, a painting without a frame - lovely, but plain. So I planted.

May 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


The myth of the terrible teen years

Q: Our son is going to be 13 next year and we're trying to be proactive about the coming storm. He's been a good kid and relatively easy to raise to this point, but we've heard the horror stories and dread what may be around the corner. Do you have any tips?

April 26, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Roger Allen - Georgia, Bulloch form own medical societies

(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

April 26, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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