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  • Parents need alternatives to corporal punishment [Letter]

    Parents need alternatives to corporal punishment [Letter]
    In his commentary ("What is and is not child abuse," Sept. 21), Leonard Pitts argues that "A parent must be loving, accessible, involved, but also an authority figure, the one who sets limits, and imposes real and painful consequences for kids who flout them." This opinion unfortunately has one word that often does more harm than good — "painful." While Mr. Pitts survived his childhood of being beaten with an object, was raised by a loving mother and went on to be successful in life, not all children who are beaten are as fortunate as Mr. Pitts.
  • Multi-player games: How much time is too much?

    Multi-player games: How much time is too much?
    Q: My 14-year-old son and his friends have begun playing online multi-player games. I just found out that they are sharing information with other players who also claim to be teens. How can I protect my son and how do I know when he's spending too much...

    We don't lynch people anymore — and we don't spank children

    It was a shove, more of an impromptu push, I gave the precocious toddler. I was trying to watch TV while resting on the sofa. He was acting rambunctious, and invading my personal space. With a flick of the left arm, I created separation. Then he...

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for Sept. 20: School start times; Thefts from cars; Camp Peary

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for Sept. 20: School start times; Thefts from cars; Camp Peary
    School start times "I was so very pleased to read that WJC Schools is considering adjusting school start times. As a parent of two high school students, I would welcome any of the officials to come spend a week with me trying to get them to sleep at a...

    Health & Family voices

    Humane science The news ("Animal, cell studies rarely use female test subjects", Sept. 3) that researchers typically exclude female animals from their studies identified just one of many reasons that animal experiments fail to predict what is safe or...