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By the book?

posted: 10/18/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

What's better? The book or the movie?

Pet vet

posted: 10/18/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Frampton is a 12-year-old cat who is well taken care of by Alan and Tammie. Despite their efforts, Alan and Tammie have been unsuccessful at making Frampton an indoor cat. He has insisted on spending time outside through various signaling methods -- not the least of which was urinating on the furniture.

SHARON RANDALL: Still more good ones than bad in world

posted: 10/18/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

For weeks, the news had been filled with stories of death and devastation, with hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and earthquakes in Mexico.

Parenting: Girl has chemo-brain and ADD pills not necessary

posted: 10/18/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Q After two years of chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia, our 6-year-old daughter is now in remission. We've recently noticed she has difficulty focusing and staying on task. Otherwise, she is bright, happy and well-behaved. Her physician told us that chemotherapy involves neurotoxins that can cause focusing problems in children. He referred us to a neuropsychiatrist who administered a five-hour battery of tests, diagnosed attention deficit disorder and prescribed an ADD drug. After reading you for years, I don't believe that an "illness" called ADD truly exists. But is chemotherapy-induced ADD a valid thing and if so, what do you recommend?

MONEY MANNERS

posted: 10/18/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: I am the trustee for an 80-something widower who has begun to slip mentally. I look after his money and, more generally, his welfare. "Frank" has four children. One, "Adam" -- a would-be novelist -- lives with his father and looks after Dad to a degree (he does some cooking and cleaning). The other three children have long been on their own, and they resent their brother for living off their father. (He doesn't hold a job and pays none of the household expenses.) I'm writing because the three self-sufficient children want me to kick Adam out of their father's house, while Adam is equally adamant about staying. I'm inclined to take Adam's side because, even now, he's something of a caretaker for his father, meaning he is contributing to the household. Moreover, I believe his contribution will grow in importance as Frank continues to fail, since professional caretakers can be very expensive. Your thoughts?

Ex-Etiquette

posted: 10/18/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Q My daughter's father was verbally abusive when we were together and continues to be to this day. Exchanging our child is the worst! Just yesterday he stood in the middle of the street and yelled profanities at me. I have tried to get along with him for years. He blames it on me. I blame it on him. We just can't co-parent. What's good ex-etiquette?

Family: 10 books being turned into movies

posted: 10/17/2017 11:41 a.m. Discuss

From nursery classics such as Peter Rabbit and The Story of Ferdinand to ’tween and teen-targeted thrillers including Maze Runner and Ready Player One, the forthcoming year in movies includes at least 10 films based on classic children’s books or thrilling young adult novels.

Ready for retirement?

posted: 10/11/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

When she was working and raising a family in Howard County in Maryland, Bonnie Bird envisioned retiring in her early 60s and traveling with her husband.

Pet vet

posted: 10/11/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Molly is a 3-year-old Yorkshire terrier who lives with Fran and her husband, Bill. Molly spends most of her time indoors never far from them and has had no health problems until about four months ago.

SHARON RANDALL: Autumn's memories still rank as the best

posted: 10/11/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

(Dear Readers, This column was written shortly before the horrific massacre that took place on the Las Vegas Strip. I was deeply touched by all of you who wrote to check on me and my family. We are fine, thank you, and you are the best. Please pray for the victims and their families. -- Sharon)

Parenting: Return to 1950s adages is what kids need now

posted: 10/11/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

In my latest book, Grandma Was Right After All!: Practical Parenting Wisdom From the Good Old Days, I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant. I do so because they've been distorted and demonized by the mental health community as psychologically harmful, which is balderdash, given that child mental health is 10 times worse today than it was in the 1950s, when their usage was commonplace.

Shoppers will pay more at local store

posted: 10/11/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

When Ellis Jones meets up with old college friends each year in Colorado, he puts his money where his heart is.

MONEY MANNERS

posted: 10/11/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: Before we got married, my husband and I agreed that we'd keep our finances separate. Plus, we agreed that we'd each leave our own money to our own, grown children from our first marriages. Everything was working fine until my husband asked me to lend his daughter $60,000 to buy a food truck. "Alison" is a very good cook, but she constantly makes poor decisions and has no business sense whatsoever. Bottom line: If I lend her the money, I know I'll never see it again. In addition, I know that I'll feel exceedingly resentful toward my husband for pressuring me into giving his daughter money he knew was earmarked for my children. It's clear, though, that my husband will be equally resentful if I don't make the loan (he can't afford to himself). Your thoughts?

Ex-Etiquette

posted: 10/11/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Q I have this new girlfriend who I find very sexy. We are very attracted to each other. When is it OK for her to sleep over when the kids are at my house?

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