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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Time to re-educate child and parent

Q: I have taught my 4-year-old son that he is the boss. I have given him too many choices and too many explanations. I've allowed him to manipulate, disobey and disrespect me. Ever since I began devouring your podcasts and newspaper columns, however, my eyes have been opened. It's been a few weeks since I started putting your old-school principles into practice and I've made some progress, but I'm still getting into lots of power struggles. After four years of not being the boss, how do I now turn this ship around? I'm finding that ...

August 27, 2017 | | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope climbing.

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We are standing in the Ogeechee River, wide and dark, brown as coffee. The trees that grow along its banks are tall and heavy with branches that dangle over the river, dripping Spanish moss. On the sandbar just a few yards away, my family - aunts and uncles and cousins, grandparents, my mother, my brother - move around in a cone of sunshine, a spotlight cutting through the canopy of cypress and pine and scrub oak.

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn't expected to live. A nurse placed the babies together in one incubator. The healthy baby threw an arm over her sister's upper torso, either intentionally or by chance. The smaller baby's heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal. Some said, "That's astonishing!"

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore it wasn't his and that he didn't know whose it was and that he's never used pot, but then he failed to pass a drug test. Now he admits that he's smoked pot, but he says he only tried it once and didn't like it. He still maintains that the pot we found in the glove box of his car belonged to someone else, but he still maintains that he ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Fusco to rep Boro in annual Jekyll Island competition

What do you get when you combine a father's culinary lessons with job experiences and observances, and sprinkle on a bit of shrimp, andouille sausage and bacon?

August 13, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Not an app for everything

Will Rogers - unique humorist, cowboy philosopher and gentle gadfly - typically began his monologues with "All I know is what I read in the newspapers..." Given current criticism of newspapers, those words might draw a cynical laugh now. As a working journalist in the past, I still put great stock in newspapers as reliable sources of information, but not so much in supermarket tabloids or cable news outlets with their revenue-generating talking heads.

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Food columnist launches new YouTube channel

If you've read my food column or followed my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my dreams is to host my own cooking show on a national television network. I've often written about it, sharing my close calls, like that time I was cast as a contestant on ABC TV's "The Taste," a cooking competition reality show. My brief video appearance on The Dr. Oz Show was fun too, when producers found my food blog and asked me to represent Georgia in Dr. Oz's Nationwide Healthy Recipe Challenge with a healthy ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: No smartphone, no need to police it

When I was a child, a popular comic strip was "There Oughta Be a Law." It ran in the paper that came to our doorstep every morning and was one of the first things I went to when it was my turn to get ink all over my fingers. I later realized that at one level the cartoonist was satirizing people who hold to great faith in the ability of government to solve all manner of social problems.

August 13, 2017 | | Life


GSU students to gather for prayer walk

On a hot summer day in August 2016, Georgia Southern University students gathered on a small street with a questionable reputation. Instead of the usual loud music, parties and alcohol, these student members of the Greek community on the campus gathered on Greek Row for something a bit different - and some called it a "tiny glimpse of heaven."

August 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Always room for Jell-O, metaphor

Mama didn't buy Jell-O. Not even to adorn with a can of fruit cocktail and call it salad. The only time Keith and I got Jell-O was at school, cut into a square and plopped into a perfectly sized compartment on one of those indestructible oblong trays.

August 06, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: August adventures with the family

Is it an age thing? Global warming? The newest technological advances and inventions that are supposed to give us extra minutes in the day? Something unexplainable contributes to the lazy days of summer speeding by faster and faster every year. It's just unfathomable that kids are back in school and college students follow suit shortly thereafter.

August 06, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Purchase 'stupid' for teen's first car

Adam Nickel thinks his teenage daughter, who's already hit three solid objects with her car -thankfully, no humans or other moving vehicles included - would do better with a car that comes equipped with blind-spot/lane-change alert (notifies driver when another vehicle is approaching on either side), lane assist (gently guides car, if it begins to drift, back into proper lane), backup camera display, backup alerts, pedestrian sensor, automatic braking, and a radio that won't come on unless everyone is buckled in. Said auto also has a computer program that monitors a teen driver's performance, and can be ...

August 06, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Security?

Thomas Wolfe was right. These days are lit by lightning and nothing is changing faster than the economy. Seniors are seeing economic patterns that have served them well shifting, with even greater changes either certain or possible.

July 30, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Toe the line in potty training toddler

Q: Our twin girls will be three in a few months. Our pediatrician recommended that we start toilet training at 32 months, which we did. After several months and lots of gnashing of teeth, one of the girls finally got it. The other one, however, seems completely oblivious to our efforts. This has become very frustrating for us and I'm afraid we're showing some anger at this point. The pediatrician says we should put her back in diapers until she's three and then start over. What do you think?

July 30, 2017 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Child rearing has gone 'off the rails'

I am sometimes asked if I think the "parenting pendulum" is swinging back, however slowly, toward where it was 60-plus years ago or at least ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Iced Pumpkin Cookies tantalize the senses

Isn't it funny how powerful our senses can be? My family takes a trip to the Tennessee mountains every fall and you can't ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch towns rise, fall throughout county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 22, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: On the move

For most people, the post-retirement stage of life now lasts for decades. Even those who "hang it up" in their 70s may live another 10-20 ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Kiwanis fair brings thrills, chills and skills to the Boro

The 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brought popular favorites, some new attractions and a new safety program for kids to the fairgrounds on Highway 67.

October 22, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Looking at Bulloch towns through county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 15, 2017 | | Life


A snail, some vines and a feather

Scene 1: A snail shell sits still and alone on the concrete of the carport at Sandhill. It is about an inch-and-a-half long, the color ...

October 15, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Dynamic duo dances their way to the mirror balls

Benefitting Safe Haven, a program of Citizens Against Violence Inc., this year's Dancing with the Statesboro Stars was a night to remember. The event ...

October 15, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't subject child to unnecessary pain

Q: After two years of chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia, our 6-year-old daughter is now in remission. We've recently noticed she has difficulty focusing ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How to live successfully and live to please God

Every sincere Christian wants to live to please God. It can be difficult in a world plagued by temptation, doubt, fear. But the Bible gives ...

October 15, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't get 'too big for your britches'

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's militia districts multiply inside Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Dinner on the grounds is like coming home

On the first Sunday of October at noon every year, my family shares the time-honored tradition of attending homecoming and dinner on the grounds at ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Offering help to each other

Christian brotherhood is a wonderful, yet complex bond between individuals saved by grace, and in continual need of spiritual help from God to live faithfully ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: All that glitters

The world of personal finance abounds with wise words that often are ignored by people who should be wiser. "All that glitters is not gold ...

October 08, 2017 | | Life


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