Question: My two girls, ages 3 and nearly 7, share a room but will not go to sleep unless each has a parent by her side until she passes out. Anything less, and it’s complete waterworks and screaming, with the little one forcing herself to throw up. How on earth do we break this awful habit? It’s been going on for about a year, and we have had no energy to fight it. We hate ending the days with them hysterically upset, so we’ve just given in to this ridiculous ...
Refugee resettlement is a political hot-button issue. Many have been persuaded by all the media attention, by recent terrorist events, and by some of our politicians and public figures that we should pull back. That we should stop bringing Syrians here because it is just too risky. Fortunately, our own governor is not one of those.
She was 12 and, her mother said, she was not fitting in with her father’s new family. She grabbed her camo-colored iPhone 4s and shot a text to a friend — roughly: I don’t like his ratchet girlfriend or her kids.
One night at dinner last week, we put a small serving of green beans on each of our children’s dinner plates. Our two youngest ate their veggies along with turkey and mashed potatoes. Our oldest ate everything but the green stuff. Then he politely asked to be excused.
Youth Dynamics (or YD Adventures) is a nonprofit outdoor-based ministry with three adventure bases — one in Idaho, one in Portland and the 158-acre Stonewater Ranch in Plain. This year marks 10 years for Youth Dynamics, formerly Alpine Boys Ranch, in Plain.