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  • 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 time playing these games?
  • 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...

    Striking or spanking a child is not a solution, experts say

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch. But experts in childhood development said the intent doesn't matter, striking a child is never appropriate. "We do have...