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January 7, 2020 Jan. 07, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law always makes comments about what I am eating. I keep myself trim and am... Read More

November 21, 2019 Nov. 21, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Two years ago, at the age of 62, I was forced to take early retirement from my teaching ... Read More

Carpe-ing Every Diem Nov. 20, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 86 years old and retired from meaningful careers. We have a very ... Read More

Selling Old Jewelry Jul. 01, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I have a bunch of old, outdated family jewelry that none of my children are interested in. I have... Read More

Bureaucrats Count Cuddling as Wasted Time at Day Care Feb. 28, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

A couple of weeks ago, an early childhood center in Washington state received some attention for tea... Read More

The Prescription for a Smart Child Sep. 06, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

Think back to how you spent lots of sweet time as a child and there you are, playing. The fact that ... Read More

The Kids Aren't All Right Aug. 02, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

Childhood anxiety is giving us anxiety. Nearly a third of American adolescents meet the criteria f... Read More

Hatred and Disgust for Stepson Dec. 08, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old man with two teenage sons. I have been married to my second wife for ... Read More

Activities Galore Nov. 12, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm interested in so many things that I think I have become a jack-of-all-trades. Unlike... Read More

To Boost Well-Being, Forget That House, and Leave Your Own Jun. 27, 2017

Energy Express

After 40 years on the fitness beat, something new to consider. A health care bill that is sickening.... Read More

A Disrespectful Daughter and Activities for Dad and His Kids Sep. 02, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: Ever since my daughter turned 6 she has developed a disrespectful attitude toward... Read More

Putting a Beloved Pet Down and Too Many Extracurricular Activities Aug. 27, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: Our beloved 12-year-old dog has a painful terminal illness, and we have to put he... Read More

Being the Room Parent Again and Friends With Poor Study Habits Aug. 26, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: I have been the classroom mom for my two children several times. This year they b... Read More

Find Your Happiness May. 16, 2016

Dear Doug

Q. I am in my 60s, and as a widow, I feel I am slowing down and losing my energy. I have always been... Read More

Summer Camp and a Climber Apr. 29, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: It's about the time when we start trying to find summer camps for our two childre... Read More


Jun. 29, 2014

Teacher Spots Girl With Synesthesia Apr. 13, 2014

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: I have an 8-year-old student with synesthesia. I've taught gifted students for 15 years, and she ... Read More

Child Sees Numbers as Colors Dec. 22, 2013

Sylvia Rimm on Raising Kids

Q: My 9-year-old son has synesthesia. Do I need to do anything for him? He's pretty intelligent. His... Read More