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The Family Project: Mom and rehab

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have been struggling with addiction for many years. I want to go into a rehabilitation program, but I don’t know how to tell my children, ages eight and 11. They are going to think that I am a terrible person and mother. What should I say to them?

All the experts agreed that the mother was very courageous to face the problem, and several asked what would her children think of her in future years if she didn’t go into rehab.

The last art exhibit: Richard Redd gives it all away

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Scrapbook Show: The Life and Times of Richard Redd” marks the end of Richard Redd’s long and prolific career.

The retrospective exhibit of 60 years of innovative works by the award-winning artist at the Alternative Gallery in The Cigar Factory, Allentown, features not only Redd’s early works, but also pieces not been seen for decades. Scattered among those gems are poems, clippings and snapshots celebrating the artist’s life.

The Family Project: Alzheimer’s

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My elderly mother, who has Alzheimer’s, lives with me and my family. We have a teenage son, and I am worried about how this is affecting him. I spend so much time taking care of my mother that I fear I am losing touch with him and what’s going on in his life. How can I create a sense of balance in my family?

It would be good to know how severe is the grandmother’s Alzheimer’s. Is she entirely dependent or does she have some interaction?

The Family Project

Friday, November 3, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you have a parenting question you would like answered in “The Family Project “column, email Project Child: projectchildlv.org.

Q. My three-year-old seems to have almost stop eating. I am panicking because I am afraid he won’t grow. He only eats cheese crackers and apple juice. He used to be such a good eater. What can I do to get our son to eat?

The consensus among panel members is that it is not unusual for children at this age to be picky eaters. Here are some suggestions on how to get a child to eat better.

The Family Project: After split, dating?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you have a parenting question you would like answered in this column, contact Project Child at projectchildlv.org.

Q. My spouse and I recently split up. I am interested in dating someone, but my children, ages 10 and 14, are not happy about it. Could it be too soon for me to start seeing other people?

The panelists approached the answer to this question not only from the perspective of the children, but also the parent who is considering dating again after a recent split with her spouse.

The Shirelles’ Shirley Reeves still loves ‘Bandstand’ tour

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you were a teenager anytime between 1952 and 1989, you very likely rushed home most afternoons after school to turn on the television set to watch Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Besides featuring teenagers dancing to Top 40 hits, the nationally-televised “Bandstand” showcased literally hundreds of singers and musical groups, many of whom are legends today.

The Family Project: Affection

Friday, October 20, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you have a parenting question you would like answered in The Family Project column, email Project Child: projectchildlv.org.

Q. I have two young children. My first child is affectionate and loving, but my second one does not like to be held or cuddled. I am starting to feel as if he doesn’t love me, or that I have done something wrong. Can you tell me why they would be so different?