Story | Sep 21, 2014
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Story | Sep 23, 2014 | 9:00 AMIn 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.
Column | Sep 20, 2014 | 9:00 PM
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...
Story | Sep 19, 2014 | 3:28 PM
Story | Sep 19, 2014 | 11:51 AM
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...