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Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize that they're not only grounding their child but also themselves. After all, someone has to be around to make sure the child does not run off and ignore the grounding. Parents hope the ultimate payoff is that their child will be more obedient as a result of being grounded. Here are some ways to ensure children and parents benefit from this form of discipline.

January 01, 2015 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Grounding your kids: You've been doing it wrong

There are all kinds of pros and cons when it comes to using grounding as a form of discipline. Some parents find grounding effective; others do not. If parents use grounding, they must recognize that they're not only grounding their child but also themselves. After all, someone has to be around to make sure the child does not run off and ignore the grounding. Parents hope the ultimate payoff is that their child will be more obedient as a result of being grounded. Here are some ways to ensure children and parents benefit from this form of discipline.

December 31, 2014 | Gary and Joy Lundberg Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Great ways to feel regenerated this weekend

Saturday and Sunday. Two short days to feel more alive and less undead. Feeling more alive isn't just about the things we should do – but sometimes more importantly includes the things we shouldn't do. Read on to find out how to maximize your weekend.

December 31, 2014 | Heather Merrill Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Reddick Home Run Derby set for Jan. 17

The third annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby will be held Jan. 17 at Sand Hill Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per person and age groups for boys and girls are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-adult. There also will be a silent auction and autograph session.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Locals in colleges update

Basketball

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


GSU to hold baseball camps

Georgia Southern baseball will host two camps at J.I. Clements Stadium in January. The Eagles will host a baseball prospect camp and a winter youth camp on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | College sports


DNR sets meetings on hunting regulations

Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 hunting seasons.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Rincon PD officers show their support for slain NYPD officer

On Dec. 26, the Rincon Police Department sent two representatives to New York to participate in the funeral ceremony for the fallen New York Police Department Officer Rafael Ramos. Rincon Police Cpl. Devlin Crosby and Detective Don Wood arrived in New York to attend the funeral for Officer Ramos held Saturday

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town


More of the Farm Bureau’s history

A major addition to Farm Bureau came in 1959 with the founding of the Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Two years later, Blue Cross/Blue Shield hospital-medical coverage was made available to members. In 1964, farm record management services were offered and the marketing association was formed to assist farmers with the buying and selling of agricultural products.

December 30, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Have You Seen This? Google sums up our year of Internet searches

THE INTERNET - Google put together a video to not only sum up our year of Internet searches, but what our searches may mean about us as humans.

December 30, 2014 | Martha Ostergar Deseret News National | Hot Topics


Looking back before looking forward

When the New Year arrives every year, I, like most, look forward to the next 12 months filled with promise, opportunity, and a chance to reform from bad habits.

December 30, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Seeing the year out with some good people

It's clear that politicians and political institutions are not very popular with the general public.

December 30, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion


Ten reasons to be optimistic

This "10 Reasons" column began during the dark days of the recession, when there was little reason for optimism. Economists were being proven wrong about the depth and longevity of the recession, and the economy of the state and the nation was sinking lower and lower.

December 30, 2014 | By state Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Potato Bowl looking like 2015 high mark

I had just returned from the local toxic waste site where I had disposed of my holiday fruit cakes and was busy cramming my Christmas tree down the garbage disposal (don't ask), when I heard a knock at the door. I figured it was the Environmental Protection Agency coming to talk to me about polluting the toxic waste site with fruit cakes.

December 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Love, marriage and hope

My wife and I welcomed a new member to our family on Dec. 13 as our middle son married his college sweetheart whom he has dated for the past nine years. She is from New Orleans and the wedding took place in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

December 30, 2014 | By U.S. Rep.-elect Buddy Carter | Opinion


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DOT schedules lane closures for eastbound I-16

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation, in conjunction with a $5.3 million concrete rehabilitation project on I-16 from exit 152 to exit 162, will be installing temporary lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Closures will begin Friday and will last daily from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Local


ECSO warns of tax season scam

Income tax season in full swing, and so are attempts to use it as a front for scams.

February 26, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Deputies arrest man on child porn charges

A Port Wentworth man was arrested Monday on child pornography charges, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

Feb. 3

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

February 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


What to do with winter injury on evergreen plants

Our area has recently set record-low temperatures and although our plants did not experience direct damage from snow and ice like those of the northern part of the state, we could still see damage from this weather later this season.

February 24, 2015 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


‘American Pickers’ heading to Peach State

The "American Pickers" are headed to Georgia in April and they're looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Remembering the Lions Club of Springfield

Springfield Lions Club was organized in 1945. It was a grand civics club serving our county for 50 years until 1995 when it disbanded. One of their primary projects was to supply eye glasses to the needy in the community. They contributed to the well-being of our citizens and those who protect our freedom.

February 24, 2015 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham


Chamber sets table for annual Taste of Effingham

The Effingham Chamber's fifth annual Taste of Effingham is scheduled for March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Chamber Director Rick Lott said that as of Feb. 18, 18 booths signed up to provide food and beverage to the audience at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks gymnasium on Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


Zipperer named Sun Conference player of the week

BLUFFTON, S.C. - University of South Carolina Beaufort senior Shelby Zipperer is the week's Sun Conference Softball player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Mercer earns Peach Belt honor

Armstrong State University senior shortstop Alexis Mercer was named the Peach Belt Conference's softball Player of the Week last week.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Locals in colleges update

Baseball

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Effingham Civil Air Patrol cadets take to the skies

SYLVANIA - Cadets with Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol took to the skies recently, participating in orientation flights (O-flights) at Plantation Airpark.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


There she is ... Miss GSU

South Effingham High School alumna Megan Johnson was crowned Miss Georgia Southern University on Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Colton graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Christopher L. Colton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Around Town


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