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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 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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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: Summer Vacation Issues Carolyn Woodruff

Today’s Ask Carolyn answers two questions about summer vacation. Our first reader wants to know what the ground rules should be for a multi-generational beach trip. Our second reader is taking the family cat for a sail.   Dear Carolyn, I just turned in the dates for my summer vacation weeks with my sons (ages …

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My Grandson’s Father Won’t Let Me See Him Carolyn Woodruff

Today’s Ask Carolyn includes the questions about broken separation agreements that I answered Tuesday, as well as an additional question about grandparent visitation.   Dear Carolyn, My grandson is 7, and a tragedy has occurred. His mother (my daughter) died in a car accident. My grandson lived with me for the first year of his …

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Ask Carolyn: Dealing with Deceit Carolyn Woodruff

This week’s Ask Carolyn is all about lies and deceit. Our first reader is writing in about her cheating husband, and wants to know if a lie detector test will help her get justice and closure. Our second reader thought her daughter was at a Grasshoppers game with her father, only to find out that …

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