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I Plan to Prove my Music Teacher Wrong Nov. 23, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17 and play the violin very well, but I really want to play the piano because I wou... Read More

Brats Distributed Equally by Age, Gender Feb. 08, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I live with my parents, my grandmother and two younger brothers. Whenever I do somethin... Read More

Athletes Must Maintain Good Grades Nov. 09, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm in the 10th grade, and I get super grades in my classes. I'm not quite sure what I ... Read More

Mehlin and Sons Pianos Were Like No Others Oct. 12, 2018

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of my upright piano that was made by Paul G. Mehlin and Sons. According to family... Read More

It Must be the Child's Choice Aug. 16, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: In one of your recent columns, a girl named Janet, 16, had been taking piano lessons fo... Read More

When Pronunciation Becomes Instrumental May. 02, 2018

The Word Guy

Pity the poor viola. Not only does this charming instrument have to play second fiddle to the violin... Read More

A Recital Disaster and Avoiding Overscheduling Jan. 27, 2018

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: At a recent piano recital, my daughter bombed. For weeks leading up to it the tea... Read More

Hypopressive Hype Nov. 15, 2017


Hypopressive exercise, also known as hypopressive abdominal gymnastics, is a relatively new type of ... Read More

Start Dating Other Guys Apr. 19, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: About a month ago, my boyfriend and I broke up because of his drug abuse (cocaine and m... Read More

Testing Testosterone Mar. 29, 2017


If you listen to, say, a lot of sports radio, you will hear ads for treating low testosterone levels... Read More

Free Range

Jul. 02, 2014

The Barn

Jun. 20, 2014

Free Range

Jun. 17, 2014

Mickey Mouse

Apr. 03, 2014

Putin for President Mar. 10, 2014

Marc Dion

It may just be their desire to roll Barack Obama in the dirt, but lately I've heard a few assault-we... Read More

Andy Capp

Feb. 07, 2014

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