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Ask Carolyn: August 2, 2018 Carolyn Woodruff

Dear Readers, today we have another Lolita story, and unfortunately, this kind of story is more common than you might think. The second question concerns an aging parent, who is perhaps incompetent.   Dear Carolyn, I am in a book club with a group of women. One of the women in the book club has …

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Thoughts on Teaching Children Sign Language Carolyn Woodruff

Dear Carolyn, I am a grandmother with an adorable sixteen-month-old grandson. He has recently started a preschool while his parents work. He is learning sign language, which I think is like deaf people learn and use. I don’t remember learning about this when my children were babies. What do you think about this? – Interested …

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Ask Carolyn: July 19, 2018 Carolyn Woodruff

Dear Readers, two of you submitted very exciting questions in frequently misunderstood areas in the nuances of family law. Question one deals with custody as part of a Chapter 50B domestic violence protective order. The second question deals with cohabitation when you are the recipient of alimony under an order or agreement.   Dear Carolyn, …

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Ask Carolyn: July 5, 2018 Carolyn Woodruff

Today’s Ask Carolyn addresses the marriage of minor children in the United States and a domestic violence situation involving parents who won’t allow their 20-year-old to move out.   Dear Carolyn, I am concerned about an article I recently read concerning underage girls as young as 12 and 13 years old marrying older males in South …

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How to Make the Ultimate Fourth of July Popsicle

What better way to beat the heat this July than with patriotic popsicles? If you want to really knock the socks off your neighbors though, you can’t settle for store bought. But of course, that’s why you’re here. Don’t let the title mislead you – today I’m bringing you not one, but twelve popsicle recipes. …

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Why the Law Enforcement Model of CPS Doesn’t Work Carolyn Woodruff

The fourteenth amendment of the United States Constitution creates the Parental Rights Doctrine. It is fundamental to our society that parents have the right to raise their children and the average American, I believe, has a longstanding commitment to parental rights. Except in extreme circumstances, parents have the fundamental right to parent a child and …

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Ask Carolyn: June 21, 2018 Carolyn Woodruff

Dear Readers, Today’s second Ask Carolyn addresses separation as a potential tipping point for suicide and discusses the recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, both of whom were separated from their spouses.   Dear Carolyn, I am in the midst of a divorce, and I am devastated, alone and constantly depressed. I lost …

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