Syndicated author and lecturer Cal Thomas, interviewed in 1994 on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" program about his book "The Things That Matter Most," was asked about a newspaper column he wrote entitled "Children of Divorce." The title and idea for the piece, he said, came from an airline stewardess whom he asked if there was something she could do to help a little girl seated across the airplane aisle from him, crying her eyes out. She replied no, that they saw "that kind" all the time, and about all they could do was make them comfortable. When asked what she meant ...
Q: It seems our 1-year-old is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am getting weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?
In a curious twist of events, on Aug. 10, 1944, the Bulloch Herald reported that plans were finalized for the county's new prisoner-of-war camp. The barbed-wire compound was being built on Dover Road near the city limits. At first, talks were underway to build two camps - one near Portal and one in Statesboro - but those plans were shelved and the decision was made to build a single large camp to be open until at least October 15, 1944.
We're just days away from the last classes and tests of the school year, with graduation and vacation following closely behind. Talk about the good and the not-so-good happenings of the past 10 months with your family, and remember to thank those who helped make the school year possible. Use every minute of May to treasure those end-of-the-year events with unique celebrations like the following ones or a few of your own.
What exactly is the Cook-Out Restaurant? We've seen the employment ads running in the Herald for the past several weeks, and now construction is underway on its Fair Road location (next to Popeyes).
Q: Our 7-year-old son is very negative about everything. He's a middle child, so that may have something to do with it, but everyone else in the family is very happy, positive, optimistic and so on.
Things wear out.
The Bulloch Herald reported in the July 4, 1940, issue that "forty white boys and eight negro boys" from Bulloch County had left for the new Millen Civilian Conservation Camp.
What I am about to assert may be a tad bit controversial, but I really believe it to be the case. Our society has become so dependent on communicating digitally (myself included) that our face-to-face communication skills overall are not as developed or as good as they used to be.
One of the reasons - it's probably in the top three reasons, in fact - that parents fail at solving discipline problems is that they try to solve too many at once. In so doing, they scatter their disciplinary energy too thinly and end up solving none. The only thing they accomplish is getting more frustrated and more convinced that there is something about their child that renders discipline ineffective - a gene perhaps, inherited from the father (who else?), that causes a biochemical imbalance.
What do the following people have in common: Adam and Eve; Noah and his family; Joshua; David; the prodigal son; Peter and Saul of Tarsus?
The Bulloch Meat-Packing Plant was established in Statesboro in 1917 with an investment of $150,000. Businessmen C.L Brooks and John W. Greer of Moultrie assisted locals Brooks Simmons, Glenn Bland, J.A. Brannen, W.G. Raines and A.J. Mooney, who served as its first president.
According to the Bulloch County newspaper, local livestock breeders and the county's 4-H and FFA youth had been participating in the Savannah Fat Cattle Show as early as 1930. However, after Savannah's yards announced that the 1940 show was postponed indefinitely, White's Provisions and Cudahy Packing, the two largest meat-packing companies in the state of Georgia, requested that Statesboro's stockyards hold one of their own. The date of April 11, 1940, was chosen.
Q: We have two boys, 8 and 7. They are completely, and I mean completely, out of control. They constantly argue, fight and tattle. If they're not fighting, they're playing chaotically. Homework is a constant battle, and getting them to bed takes over an hour. To top it off, they completely ignore us when we give them instructions, and one boy's disobedience seems to make the other boy worse.
American parents have been listening to professional psycho-babblers tell them how to raise children since the late 1960s. I was in graduate school at the time, and my professors thought the babblers were geniuses, sent by some New Age divinity to correct all the egregious wrongs parents had done to children since time immemorial. Children were about to enter a Golden Age in which their opinions would not only be heard but also taken into consideration, and from an early age. And they would be allowed to express their feelings freely! And parents and teachers were going to tell them ...
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...
Socrates said, "Know yourself."
"It was a dark and stormy night," goes the novel noir, and boy, was it one like that early last Sunday morning! There was a ...
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