The term "helicopter parent" was first coined in 1969 by teenagers who were quoted in Dr. Haim Ginott's book "Parents & Teenagers." Helicopter parent describes an overbearing parent who would "hover over kids like a helicopter." Nearly 50 years later, the term has persisted, and we even included as a dictionary entry in 2011.

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The term "helicopter parent" was first coined in 1969 by teenagers who were quoted in Dr. Haim Ginott's book "Parents & Teenagers." Helicopter parent describes an overbearing parent who would "hover over kids like a helicopter." Nearly 50 years later, the term has persisted, and we even …

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“Make sure you keep an eye on the kids, because a bobcat’s been spotted in the area,” the park ranger at the Loon Lake Recreation Area entrance booth told us as we arrived for the last camping trip of the summer.

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As those leaves start to turn beautiful hues of orange and red and our children start yet another year of school, many families will be looking to get some fresh family photos to decorate their walls. If your family photos are up to date, perhaps a 2018 spring or summer wedding is in the wor…

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On Talking Health on News Radio 1240 KQEN, Trina McLure-Gwaltney, Healthy Kids Outreach Program manager, and Mandy Hatfield, OSU Extension Service SNAP-Ed program manager, talked about some new programs that are starting in the Douglas County schools this year to get kids eating healthier.

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As the school year begins anew, lice often becomes a subject of conversation among concerned parents. In certain areas, such as in classrooms and locker rooms, lice easily can be transferred from person to person. Understanding this common foe can help students avoid it and parents recognize…

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The tomatoes at Big Lick farm are plentiful this time of year. They grow many different varieties including big, small, yellow, orange, green, red and multicolored. This week in my CSA box, I got so many Green Zebra’s. It was my first time having a Green Zebra tomato.

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As families settle into the regular routines and earlier bedtimes of the school year, it’s a great time to pull out some books and get your child excited about the new year of reading and learning.

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From the faraway land of your very own cupboard you can make a safe, effective and fragrant cleaning spray. I have used it for years and would recommend it for the first-time mother-to-be all the way to my children’s great-grandmother still making delicious pies, and everyone in between.

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The first morning of back to school here was actually pretty quiet. I had only one son going back to school that day. Routine for my oldest is very important so there was a sense of excitement for us both about a new school year. It had been a long summer for us, so we were both eager for th…

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We all want the best for our kids and for them to remain healthy and well. With a new school year under way, help your kids get off to a healthy start by paying attention to some key health issues that can impact your child.

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While in the dressing room of a clothing store, I couldn’t help but overhear a mom, grandma and child in the room next to me. They were doing their annual back-to-school shopping.