Monday, June 21 2021 - 2:16 AM

Susan E. Murray

writes from Michigan.

Challenging Children

Eight-year-old Jessica wasn’t an easy child. A bossy, fussy girl with only a few friends, she frustrated and alienated even those who loved her the …

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A Baby’s Joy

family with baby

Webster doesn’t usually make for easy reading, but the definition of joy pretty well wraps it up! As a noun, joy is “excitement or pleasurable …

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Older Caregivers

lady looking out the window

It began with: “In sickness and in health….” It has been a promise, a commitment, and a way of life—a very personal part of couple …

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The Words of a Child

Out of the mouth of babes you may have heard statements like these, “You stupid dummy!” “You dirty dog!” or “Jacob is a crybaby!” Perhaps …

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Deadly Marriage Habits

“It takes wisdom to have a good family [marriage], and it takes understanding to make it strong. It takes knowledge to fill a home with …

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It’s Time for Bed!

“Parents should live more for their children, and less for society. Study health subjects, and put your knowledge to a practical use. Teach your children …

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You Need to Ask

How long has it been since you’ve had a conversation with your parents about their finances? If you are like most people, the likely answer …

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The Cult of Speed

In this hurry-up and get everything–and more–done society, researchers have found that American adults actually overestimate the number of hours they work and underestimate the …

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Loving the Difference

A friend once admitted that his two children were so different from each other that he actually found it difficulty to “like” both of them …

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