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Dear Annie: Reading your column on grieving, I was reminded of a quote I read regarding a parent's grief upon losing a child. Perhaps this wou…

DEAR HARRIETTE: Seemingly out of the blue, they are reading lots of books about race at my son's school. Seriously, they have read three books…

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DEAR HARRIETTE: I suspect that my teenage son is gay, but he won't talk to me about his life at all. I want to be supportive, and I have a mal…

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Ultimately, all the parenting tips and suggestions you see in the world constitute “pretty generic, commonsense stuff,” said Lesley Curtis, 40, the married mother of a 5-year-old girl in South Philadelphia, and the owner of a communications company.

DEAR HARRIETTE: My son is at a new school this year, and he has asked for a fancy computer for Christmas so that he can have the same one as h…

Dear Annie: A close friend's father died suddenly two months ago, and she's been distant ever since. We're relatively young, and this is my fi…

DEAR HARRIETTE: I know that reading is important for building the mind. I have always been a reader, and I want my children to enjoy reading a…

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The Montana Supreme Court struck down a state program that provided tax credits for contributions to a private school scholarship fund because religious schools were included in the program. The state court said the program violated a state constitutional ban on sending public funds to religious institutions, even indirectly through the scholarship program. Montana parents are challenging the ruling as a violation of their religious freedom under the U.S. Constitution.

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Dear Annie: I'm freshly moved out of my parents' house. It's a really exciting time for me! I'm gaining so much long-awaited independence. I'm…

What do you do when your kids mess up? Do you tell them to give up and forget about accomplishing anything? Of course not. Failure breeds success; every parent knows that. When it comes to managing devices and limiting screen time, we parents need to take our own advice. According to Common Sense Media’s latest research, “The New Normal: Parent, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States,” we’re slipping. The study polled 1,000 parents and teens to determine the impact of devices on family time, relationships, and sleep. Compared with a similar study conducted in 2016, parents say they spend too much time on their devices, are more distracted, and don’t always model healthy digital habits. But if we embrace the kind of learn-from-your-mistakes attitude we try to instill in our kids, we can do a lot better.

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