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Raising children is a serious endeavor. We feel under a great deal of pressure to do the right thing, fearful that a mistake on our part will have everlasting dire consequences. Sometimes, it just feels like we have lost the fun of raising kids, particularly as our children get older and deal with serious issues of peer pressure, drug usage and sexuality.

Try this:

Keep humor in your family. Go see a funny movie with your teenager, poke fun at yourself or your spouse, and try to find some humor in life’s daily events. Bring home a book of political humor from the bookstore, or try reading through the latest Mad magazine.

Humor can relieve the pressure at home and help create an atmosphere that allows you to deal with the serious matters of parenthood.


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The 1st Annual Logan X. Hess Stop Child Abuse Poker Run and Car Show will take place August 3. The ride begins at the Piqua American Legion and ends at Edison Community College. The car show will be at Edison Community College.

Car Seat Safety Check at Russell's Point Municipal Building

Play golf at the world-class NCR Country Club golf course to benefit Dayton Children’s Pediatric Cancer Care Center. Enjoy the Hoopla festivities featuring dinner and an outstanding silent auction and a guest presentations from our brave Dayton Children's ambassador fighting cancer.

Car Seat Safety Check

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