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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Don't negotiate with teen when enforcing the rules

Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?

February 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Kathy Bradley - Triple-A adventure

As adventures go, it wasn't a particularly exciting, frightening or life-changing one. In fact, most people wouldn't call it an adventure at all. I do because I define adventure as anything that requires me to do something risky or that interrupts my plans or even that I will at some point in the future have the opportunity to recount to some unsuspecting soul by uttering the words, "Oh, that reminds me of the day I ..."

February 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First peacetime draft comes to Bulloch

As it became more likely that America would get involved in World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. This bill created the nation's first peacetime draft.

February 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Giving a response to Jesus is unavoidable

People respond to things in different ways. Early last week, the Herald ran a story about a man who understandably shouted with joy when he won a million dollars on a $20 scratch-off ticket. But some react in strange ways, even to what ought to be "good news."

February 24, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Business strategist to speak at GSU

Dr. Gerard Burke, Chair and Associate Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University recently told me of a very impressive speaker that will be giving a lecture at the university next week.

February 18, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Bulloch gets a chance to talk with 'the Babe'

In 1937, Bulloch County's citizens had a chance to match wits with the one and only "Sultan of Swat," Babe Ruth, perhaps the greatest baseball player in the game's long history.

February 17, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Normal childhood mischief is not the same as bullying

The principal of a middle school recently confided in me that "this bullying thing has gotten completely out of hand." He wasn't referring to bullying itself, although that's certainly out of hand. Instead, he referred to the fact that many parents have become overly sensitized to the possibility that their kids might, at any moment, become bullied and overreact, therefore, to any indication that they have been.

February 17, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Got a great idea for business? FastPitch it

Georgia Southern University, Georgia Tech Savannah's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), and the Creative Coast are holding the fifth annual FastPitch Competition at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium March 28.

February 11, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Effectively reaching out requires patience

Christian brotherhood is a wonderful yet complex relationship between individuals saved by grace and in continual need of spiritual help from God to live godly lives in a world devastated by sin. Our common heritage as God's children makes it possible for us to help one another, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to be victorious over Satan and his wicked forces. This is why we are instructed to "carry each other's burdens," "instruct one another," and work at "building up one another."

February 10, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Boys don't want to be 'equal' to girls

Q: Our two sons are in the fifth and sixth grades at a private school that just held a father-daughter dance. Now the school has announced that it's putting on a mother-son dance so as not to leave out the boys. I really don't want to attend this. It's just not my thing. One of our boys says he doesn't really want to go. The other one says he'd like to go but doesn't mind if I don't want to. What are your thoughts?

February 10, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Kathy Bradley - Theology in fewer than 20 items

The sign over my head identified it as the Express Lane. The crowd pressing around me suggested that the designation might be a bit optimistic. I wondered for not the first time what exactly had made me think that I could not live one more day without banana bread yogurt and that, because I'd just left the gym, I was aptly armed to brave the Saturday afternoon mob of shoppers. There were, though, only two people ahead of me, so it was entirely possible that my good humor might actually survive the expedition.

February 10, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Sleeping changes in 3-year-olds are normal

Q: For the past several weeks, our just-turned 3-year-old has been waking up and coming into our room at all hours of the night with the usual excuses: He's scared, hungry, thirsty, lonely, can't sleep, has to use the bathroom, wants a kiss and so on. He goes to bed at 7:30 p.m. if he takes an afternoon nap and 6:30 p.m. if he doesn't. We are a marriage-centered household, so evenings are for Mom and Dad. Neither of our kids has ever even napped in our bed. When we take him back ...

February 03, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Have a fantastic February with family

It's hard to believe we're more than a month into the year 2013. (And it's even more incredulous what beautiful spring-like weather we've had while approaching the half-way point of winter in early February!)

February 03, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Name suits Big Show Burger just perfectly

Local restaurant entrepreneur Heath Robinson is at it again. When New York City Pizza in the Market District didn't work out as he had planned, he simply stepped back, and decided on a new concept for that location - Big Show Burger.

January 28, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - God wants everyone to be saved — no exceptions

The Bible is literally full of not only interesting but, in many cases, gripping stories about God and his relationship with people. The Old Testament book of Jonah is such a story. A prophet of God, Jonah lived in the small town of Gath-hepher in Galilee, some five miles north of Nazareth in the eighth century before Christ.

January 27, 2013 | | Columnists/Editorials

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