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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

WASHINGTON | The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

September 16, 2014 3:23 pm

It looks like it's going to be a great school year - so far

When you sign up to be a parent, you sign up for all sorts of things. First, there is the diaper changing and the late nights praying for sleep between feedings and more diaper changing.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

D.171 participating in Million Father March

LANSING | Dads in Sunnybrook School District 171 are being asked to break out their walking shoes Thursday for the Million Father March.

August 19, 2014 10:55 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help your children manage their money

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help your children manage their money

Sometimes lost in the myriad of news stories lamenting the rise in college student debt is how good ole mom and dad can play a helpful role that has nothing to do with their income.

August 14, 2014 9:21 pm
MARC CHASE: Bonds of heart in eyes of beholder

MARC CHASE: Bonds of heart in eyes of beholder

"She has my eyes, Dad."

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Would your selfie show you self-absorbed?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Would your selfie show you self-absorbed?

The other day I went to visit a children's home in East Chicago. I've made this trip many times before. With each mile, I noticed more poverty and boarded up buildings.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am

Teach your children to to behave properly

I would like to address the parents of students attending Gavit Middle/High School. I am tired of seeing your children acting like animals on my property and that of my neighbors.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am

Parents and children invited to play with blocks

CROWN POINT | Has your child be asking you to come and play? If so, Purdue Extension will help you do just that at a Block Party from 5 to 7 pm. today at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.  Register through Purdue Cooperative Extension Service by calling (219) 755-3240.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Mom, chicks leaving nest will remember you

YOUNG VOICES: Mom, chicks leaving nest will remember you

When I moved out for college, I bought my mom the book "Your Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space."

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Parenting Fair offers assist for families Friday in Gary

GARY | The eight annual Parenting Fair, hosted by the Indiana Parenting Institute, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Baber Youth Center, First AME Church, 2005 Massachusetts St.

April 19, 2014 12:05 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
Toddlers love selfies: Parenting for techies

Toddlers love selfies: Parenting for techies

LOS ANGELES | Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they aren't ones Koskie has taken.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: East Chicago School Board making progress, not there yet

GUEST COMMENTARY: East Chicago School Board making progress, not there yet

Literally thousands signed petitions supporting an elected school board because of the downward trend in the delivery of education for the young people of East Chicago. Voters were disappointed, and they wanted control of the system.

January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Insurers extend premium deadline under Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON | Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance industry said Wednesday.

December 18, 2013 12:50 pm
Looming large: Parents find a craft craze to like

Looming large: Parents find a craft craze to like

Cooper Volkman is 8 years old and full of energy. While his 10-year-old sister sits down easily to focus on projects, Cooper tends to be perpetually in motion.

December 13, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Bullies: They're not just in middle school

Bullies aren't just for middle schoolers. These days, they're everywhere.

October 29, 2013 8:02 am
YOUNG VOICES: Parents, we aren't leaving you forever

YOUNG VOICES: Parents, we aren't leaving you forever

Packing for college is frustrating, scary and exciting all the same time. The impossible part occurs when I have to pack my life into four storage bins and I have to limit the number of shoes I can bring.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Night owls OK, owlets need supervision

With Winfield plagued by vandalism and thefts, the Town Council was right to approve a curfew for children last week.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am
Camp means community service for many young people

Camp means community service for many young people

At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a month-long service trip for teens.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am
King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
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