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THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014

Front Porch: Ready or not, there he goes 

I close my eyes and instantly, I’m there – in the sterile hospital birthing room with its “homey” touches of rocking chairs and oak-trimmed wainscoting. The relentless beeping and buzzing of monitors and hovering of medical personnel, a constant reminder that I’m not alone in...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

The good old days 

Sometimes, the so-called “good old days” really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

Mr. Dad: Let kids be kids 

Dear Mr. Dad: I’ve read stories about people having ID numbers etched into their children’s teeth and not letting their kids play outside, and those Amber Alerts make it seem as though hundreds of children are being abducted and murdered every day. Like most parents,...

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Duroc: Free Range Kids 

duroc on July 11 at 8:17 p.m. Are my wife and I the only parents who don’t allow our kids to play video games or watch television? Sometimes I’m baffled when other parents talk about what their kids do all day, and then I tell...

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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.