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Living with children

This is the third and final installment of my "Wrong Things Experts Have Said (and Still Say)" series. Thus far: I've debunked the myth that a consequence must be delivered immediately in order for a child to make the misbehavior-consequence connection; exposed the detrimental nature of high self-esteem; laid bare the falsehood that behavior modification works on human beings; and outed Freud for the fraud that he actually was. (All three columns will be available at johnrosemond.com.)

December 09, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

There was some attention on social media during Thanksgiving about kissing bugs. I have also received several calls on suspected Kissing bugs and how to treat for this insect. UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. Nancy Hinkle has this information about these bugs and Chagas disease:

December 08, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan. It feels oddly like a ship that has been securely moored in a harbor but then is set free to drift without anchor. There is even a point when you feel you are without rudder.

December 08, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Last week was all about turkey, and now we move into setting up decorations for Christmas. The focal point of most Christmas décor is the

December 01, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman. She snored and I read, enjoying every delicious moment of a wonderful biography on Jackie Kennedy.

December 01, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

This is the second installment of my three-part series on wrong ideas disseminated by so-called parenting experts. All three columns will be posted to johnrosemond.com.

December 01, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Living with children

The subject of today's lesson is so-called experts who don't know what they're talking about.

November 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Dixie Divas

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my life, was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

As Thanksgiving approaches, we dive into cleaning the house for guests and family, we get excited for Black Friday deals and farmers are still stressing about getting this year's crop out of the field. But, as we take this week to prepare for Thanksgiving, the main course started preparation much earlier this year.

November 24, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl who was exhibiting a number of narcissistic and even sociopathic behaviors, including lying and the abuse of animals.

November 18, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

In my childhood home, I did not grow up surrounded with literature or commercial novels. What I did grow up with were two items read daily by my parents with strong interest and complete devotion: The Bible and the daily newspaper.

November 18, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Dixie Divas

After having dinner with our friends, David and Kim, we were leaving the restaurant when someone noticed a placard directing a group toward a reserved room.

November 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

As I traveled to Athens this past weekend to cheer on the dawgs, I noticed I had packed clothing that was more suited for September than November.

November 10, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: My just-turned 3-year-old daughter has started biting other children in her preschool program. I put her in for three mornings a week thinking she could benefit from a group social experience, but it seems to be backfiring.

November 10, 2015 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

It is now the first week of November and Christmas songs will begin to pop up on every radio station. This means it is almost time to pick a Christmas tree.

November 04, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


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Dixie Diva

On a day that I was visiting someone in a nursing home, angels, disguised as caregivers, came in and requested that I step out while ...

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

A 4-year-old boy informed his preschool teacher - a friend of mine - that he'd broken his iPad.

February 10, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

I recently met with the Rotary Club Sunrise Chapter and we had a long discussion on weed control in turfgrass. If you are looking to ...

February 10, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: We would like to limit our 16-year-old son's video game and cell phone time. We think homework should come first and then free ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor ...

February 02, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

A great article from one of my colleagues in Cherokee County has made sense of the ever changing seed catalog. And with our winter time ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

In the past week, the Extension office has received calls from local homeowners concerned with insects massing in and around their homes. Most of the ...

January 27, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

A few years back, I was interviewing Celia Rivenbark, a noted Southern humorist and a friend of mine, on public radio. We were in a ...

January 27, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving, and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. The ...

January 27, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

Someone I know not, but who is a reader of this column, wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading ...

January 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

A journalist asks, "Why do today's parents seem to be having so many more parenting difficulties than did parents of previous generations?"

January 19, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

I recently visited a homeowner that had some issues with camellias in her landscape. The plants were over 75 years old and looked to be ...

January 19, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

A farmer recommended I reprint this article because he knew many people had issues with this troublesome pest. Soon our soil temperatures will rise and ...

January 12, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It has taken a while but I have come to know that writers are shaped dramatically by the places from which we come. Those places ...

January 12, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Countering a bad influence of disrespect

Q: My ex-husband and I have pretty much 50-50 custody of our 15-year-old son, who has become infected with his father's disrespect for me.

January 12, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


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