Joe Rexrode Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle Published 5:48 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 CLARKSVILLE — We’ve been reminded often lately of the power of college football, the way it can trample human lives in the name of winning and money, as it has in scandals at Ohio State and Maryland and so many before them. As a new season approaches, the Eargle family of Clarksville would like to remind us of its power for good. And they know something about power – of faith, of love, things that have helped them persevere through multiple brushes with death for 5-year-old daughter Landrey. Through the open-heart surgery she needed at 7 weeks old and resulting complications. Through the 73 days she spent in the hospital before she could come home for the first time. Through all the seizures and the diagnoses of epilepsy and a congenital heart defect and immunodeficiency and intellectual disability. Through the recent discovery by her Vanderbilt doctors that she has a genetic mutation … [Read more...] about College football answers call to help Austin Peay coach’s daughter with rare genetic mutation
When to start potty training girls
Judy Baughn thought she was done raising children – her three sons and daughter are all adults now. But the West Philadelphia resident now cares full time for her granddaughters, ages 9 and 11, due to the city’s ever-expanding opioid epidemic. Her son and his wife are addicted to heroin. “My son was supposed to go to rehab, but he never did,” and his two young girls were sent to foster homes in 2015, she said. Baughn petitioned to adopt them from foster care, a process during which “I literally had a heart attack from the stress.” Baughn is raising the girls by herself. Now, however, she has some help. “My oldest granddaughter has special needs, so I quit my teaching job and devoted all my time to caring for them,” said Baughn. “I love them so much, but I had to get used to having two little people in the house — and a guinea pig.” Last year, Baughn found out about SOWN — Supportive Older … [Read more...] about When their children get hooked on opioids, more ‘grands’ stepping up to raise their grandchildren
Keith BieryGolick Cincinnati Enquirer Published 1:54 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 A 5-year-old who can’t count to 10. A 3-year-old taken away from his parents after a skull fracture at just a few weeks old. A 7-year-old who had four surgeries before he turned three. A 2-year-old it took years to potty train. A 5-year-old with PTSD after being burned with cigarettes. A 14-year-old scared to be left alone. These are some of the damaged children in the Warren County foster care system. The parents who adopted them have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Warren County officials of lying about the amount of money they can receive and manipulating financial support they do provide so the county doesn’t have to spend its own money. According to the lawsuit, Warren County provides the lowest subsidies after adoption in Ohio. About 40 percent of the 162 families eligible for such benefits in the county receive $0, the lawsuit states. Another 40 percent receive … [Read more...] about Addicted, abused and unable to count: a federal lawsuit about damaged kids in Warren County
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Murray's Mailbag: Is Jordan Brown coming to Nevada or what? The McDonald's All-American is the top uncommitted recruit in the 2018 class and the Wolf Pack appears to be the frontrunner to land his services. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal Published 12:59 p.m. PT May 7, 2018 | Updated 1:07 p.m. PT May 7, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE It was an eventful weekend for me. My family bought a St. Bernard puppy on Tuesday, so we were potty training for most of the … [Read more...] about Murray’s Mailbag: Is Jordan Brown coming to Nevada or what?
I have three kids in college and one in high school. None of them are still in diapers, so I must have successfully potty trained them, right?But it’s like blackout drinking. I have a vague recollection of Pull-ups and some of the assorted potty seats that have resided within our home, but that is all. Any notion of how to successfully potty train a toddler has left my consciousness.My youngest is nearly 3, and it’s past time to get this done. She’s been textbook “ready” for quite a while now, but as an inherently lazy person, I’ve been procrastinating for months. I mean, does any parent ever feel like undertaking this task?But as I see my child’s preschool colleagues master this skill one-by-one — using the bathroom like underpants-wearing rock stars while I bring diapers with my head hung in shame — I realize my time for procrastination is over.I Googled “How to potty train your child in one day.” Because there has to … [Read more...] about I successfully potty trained four kids, but I can’t get my fifth to do it