For most of us, it is almost impossible to comprehend the ferocity and regularity with which life was upended during the first half of the 20th century. Plague and conflict emerged on an epic scale, again
In a park along the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Battery Park City, New Yorkers are queuing up — six feet apart, of course — for their turn to play with a wall. It’s a gray slab surrounded by a chained
For Michelle Francis-Denny and Louise Delisle, this was familiar territory. The two had spent years fighting the corporate and government interests that polluted the land on which they lived. They never
Take heart: This panic is something all veteran home-schoolers have faced, in some form. For whatever reason they chose to home-school, parents probably felt trepidation and fear when they first took that
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Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared Oct. 16, 2005. Dear Carolyn: I'm a 32-year-old single guy, and I recently moved to a new city for a change of pace and took a job that I now find is largely
An ambulance rushed to the scene, and three emergency responders from the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority took Storelee to a hospital. He had broken a hip. The trio of firefighter EMTs spent the
The second item was a blanket for those students who still took naps. Or maybe it was slippers. Truthfully, I only remember that it was something within easy reach because I didn’t have to add it to any
A 9-year-old girl got people to finally stop thinking of the peach-colored crayon as the ‘skin-color’ crayon
She never expected that a moment in class would spark an idea, which would evolve into action, which would lead to strangers across the country talking about identity and race and childhood. “I was thinking
My oldest daughter is 9, and my twins — a boy and a girl — are 6. They are not too young to be educated about sexual health and what healthy relationships look and feel like. We refer to their body parts
Dear Carolyn: My older sister has two children, 3 and 5. When I asked what gifts would be appropriate for them, she gave me a couple of ideas with links for both kids, adding, "But they don't really need
“I decided, ‘Why not do the same thing in Salt Lake City?’” she said. While volunteering for Culture Collective Events, a group that hosts pop-up activities like street dancing and karaoke, she mentioned
Hinckley considers herself lucky, though. Thanks to the kindness of friends, neighbors and strangers who rallied and held a spaghetti dinner earlier this month to replace her lost savings, her account
Hello, Carolyn: I am happily married, with three wonderful grown daughters. A few weeks ago, my husband was contacted by "Nick," who claims he is my husband's biological child from a sperm donation. Nick
Unlike topics like math or science, social skills are more of a “learn on the job” kind of skill. When you’re a child, you can learn how to manage conflict, make friends and navigate groups by doing it.