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Show resolve in face of older-child tantrums

Q: My 4-year-old stepson still has the occasional tantrum in response to being told that he can't have or do something. His mother, who has primary custody (he's with us two days a week, generally), is very permissive, so he comes by this "honestly." When he throws a tantrum, we put him in his "tantrum place," which is a chair in the dining room. That causes his tantrum to get worse, actually, and it sometimes takes him 30 minutes or more to calm himself down to where he can get out of the chair. Is there anything we ...

May 03, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Study looks at mentally ill accused of crimes

ATLANTA - County sheriffs across Georgia are awaiting results of an ongoing study aimed at determining how to better care for mentally ill people who are accused of crime.

May 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Gov. Deal signs abortion ban

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would ban abortions five months after conception.

May 02, 2012 | By Errin Haines The Associated Press | Living well

Parenting starts with spouses’ commitment to each other

A fellow in West Virginia asked, "My wife and I need to agree concerning our children. She sees things one way, and I see things a completely - and I mean completely - different way. How can we get on the same page?"

April 25, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Case of mad cow disease reported

WASHINGTON - A new case of mad cow disease has surfaced in a dairy cow in California, but the animal was not bound for the nation's food supply and posed no danger, the Agriculture Department said Tuesday.

April 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Marriage-absent homes may cause issues later

About 40 years ago, as divorce was becoming commonplace, America began waking up to the importance of fatherhood.

April 18, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Accidents killing fewer children than in past

ATLANTA - Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.

April 17, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Blood donors may win gift cards

ATLANTA - The American Red Cross is rewarding individuals who help save lives this spring with a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards.

April 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Balance freedom with responsibility with bedtimes

Q: My 12-year-old daughter thinks she's old enough to set her own bedtime. We told her that we want her in bed, lights out, by 9:30 on weeknights and 10 on non-school nights.

April 11, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Teen birth rates decline in nearly every state

NEW YORK - Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

April 10, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

Use this test to determine 'truly terrific kid'

If the frequency of my own sightings is any indication, those "My Child Is a Terrific Kid!" bumper stickers are fast becoming ubiquitous.

April 05, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Fire safety for adults 50 and older

I was reading some information put out by the United States Fire Administration on fire deaths in the age group of 50 years or older. I hit the big 5-0 this month, and I was wondering how much I changed in a year that put me in this high-risk category. Plus, because recent fire deaths in Savannah and the surrounding area included older adults, I dived in a little deeper.

April 03, 2012 | By Joe Folenza Columnist | Living well

Autism diagnosis increasing

CHICAGO (AP) - At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.

April 01, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well

Weight loss surgery mayhelp with Type 2 diabetes

CHICAGO - New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

March 28, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well

Seize chance to teach son about women

Q: We recently found racy pictures on my 13-year-old son's smart phone. The women were not nude, much less participating in sex acts, but were wearing revealing bikinis, short skirts and halter tops. Their poses were very provocative as well. My husband says this is normal stuff and wants to completely ignore it. I say we should deal with it. What say you?

March 28, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

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Birth spacing linked to autism spectrum disorder

How far apart you space your pregnancies may affect your child's risk of autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on ...

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

New test determines a person’s ‘biological age’

LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.

September 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when ...

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Blood pressure study just may change your life

For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

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