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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


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


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


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Why teen mental health has worsened

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).

March 01, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: March is a month of merriment

With the rainbow of colors on recent weather maps and the shuttered doors of schools just hours north of here, it's difficult to imagine that March pledges shamrocks and springtime. But promise it does, at least on the calendar. Watch for leprechauns, greenery and Irish dances the first part of the month and delight in the early spring offerings toward the end. Look for every shade of green imaginable when new buds and fresh leaves make their appearances after a long winter's nap. Enjoy the hues and colors of springtime with lawns that awaken and trees and flowers ...

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Tobacco becomes huge crop for colonies, Bulloch County

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

March 01, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: A pocketful of pennies

It has become an annual trip. A pilgrimage. And though we don't remove our shoes or crawl on our knees or touch our foreheads to the ground, we probably should. The spot is that sacred.

February 22, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: Get creative with your window boxes this spring

Delete Question: What are some small houseplants that will fit on a narrow windowsill?

February 22, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son's anxiety caused by panic attacks

Q: My 13-year-old son has developed overwhelming anxiety about going to school. This began a year ago, but has gotten steadily worse since then. At this point he fights me every morning about going to school, and even if I can persuade him to get in the car, he won't get out. If I try to force him, he becomes nearly hysterical. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so there have been many days this year when I've simply taken him back home. His principal and everyone at the school say he's fine once he's in the ...

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


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: A plague of boll weevils falls on Georgia, Bulloch County

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

February 22, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Our God comforts us

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction...."

February 22, 2015 | By LARRY SHEEHY Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son likely untruthful about smoking habits

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with academics of late. He appears contrite and remorseful and has said, "I should never have gotten started with this stuff in the first place."

July 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Half a year gone already!

With school bells just around the corner, the lazy days of summer are slowly slipping away. Along those lines, over half of the days of year 2015 have slipped away, too. July 1 or 2 - according to how precise you are, and if you add that .5-day when you divide 365 in half - is officially the halfway point of the year. Have you had half of the family fun you hope to have this year? How are the family memories for the year adding up?

July 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Dr. James Waring: Yellow fever's causes in South Georgia

(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.)

July 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Hear God and do his will

A husband and wife were talking with some friends when the subject of marriage counseling came up.

June 28, 2015 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Recalls, heat stroke

Q: How can I get information about recalls of food (including pet food) here in Georgia? Do you send out announcements?

June 28, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Dealing with new siblings and terrible twos

Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother's face, poking and touching him. How can I help her with her jealousy?

June 28, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: In the middle -- with snakes

The first snake skin of the season appeared about six weeks ago, stretched out in a long line across the concrete of the carport in almost exactly the same spot as the one I found last year - the one I measured and looked up in the Audubon Guide to confirm its non-venomous nature. Upon spying this new one, I congratulated myself - since there was no one else there to congratulate me - on what amounted to a non-reaction, i.e., "Oh, look. A snake skin. The skin of a snake. Lying within a few feet of my back door. What a ...

June 28, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Physicians identify causes, cures for yellow fever in S. Georgia

(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.)

June 28, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Treat emotional outbursts with more sleep

Q: Our 8-year-old daughter tries to manipulate us and her siblings (she is the youngest of three) with emotional outbursts and whining when things don't go her way. She is mostly a delightful, cheerful child, but this bothersome cycle flares up at least every other day. For the time being, at least, she only behaves this way at home. I think she would be embarrassed to behave this way in front of other people, including her friends.

June 21, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: The sweets of summer

Question: Is one variety of peach better than another for making cakes and cobblers? What about ice cream?

June 21, 2015 | Arty Schronce Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah yellow fever epidemic kills 900 in summer of 1820

(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.)

June 21, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


You know you're in Fla. when ...

I turned to Julie and said, "I really know we're in Florida!" We had to take some stuff to Goodwill, and while I was talking to the young man who was processing our giveaways, I noticed a sign just back of their store almost hidden by the bushes. I thought it said, "Warning! No golfing or laughing!" That didn't seem to make a lot of sense, so I walked closer to get a better look. There was a makeshift wall that had been put up as a sort of barrier and a shirtless guy leaned out and said ...

June 18, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Worthiness of rain

Across the field I could hear it coming, like the rustling of a thousand pages, the whispers of a thousand lovers, the lifting of a thousand wings. The rain moved toward me across the broad, flat field, a row at a time.

June 13, 2015 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: 'Because I said so' is a perfectly good reason

Two months ago, I conducted a two-day small-group "parent retreat," during which I talked about, among other things, the legitimacy and power of "because I said so."

June 13, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Q's: Do bananas grow on trees?

Question: Do bananas grow on trees? I have heard bananas are not actually trees.

June 13, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


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