June 9, 1987 |
Nancy Reagan talked today about the 1981 assassination attempt against her husband with the widow of Sweden's slain Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was never invited to the White House. "I offered her my personal condolences," Mrs. Reagan told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with Lisbet Palme at the office of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson. The Palmes were walking home unguarded through central Stockholm on Feb.
January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
May 24, 1987 |
Child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim persuasively argues that "raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science." For this reason, he cautions parents against becoming overly dependent on child-rearing books full of various formulas for "successful parenting." The parent-child relationship is not something to be 'fixed' in accordance with a manual of instructions.
June 3, 1998
La Habra High 801 Highlander Ave. La Habra 90631 (562) 905-0906 * Enrollment: 1,700 * Established: 1954 * Team name: The Highlanders * Newspaper: Scotch Tape * Principal: Jim Robinson * Student president: Eilene Cruz * Valedictorian: Chris Oronico * Famous alumni: "Mad About You" actress Ann Ramsay; opera singer Jeannine Altmeyer * Winning moments: Heritage of the Americas Program received California Golden Bell award from California School Board Assn.
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July 24, 1989 |
"I do it for me I have the right to say no I live for now Life is not a movie . " --Rebecca Schaeffer Untitled Poem, July, 1989 Slain actress Rebecca Schaeffer was eulogized here Sunday as "a precious gift--a gift that was snatched back, but one that will give us extraordinary memories." Rabbi Joshua Stampfer told the 200 mourners at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery's small chapel that Schaeffer "brought in her short life more joy to more people than most of us achieve in a lifetime."
March 15, 2012 |
In 1646, the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony passed the Stubborn Child Law, decreeing that teenage boys who disobeyed their parents could be put to death. What a difference 3 1/2 centuries make. In our enlightened age, mothers and fathers study manuals for techniques to make children more compliant. And many of us are well acquainted with the critical mass of neuroscience establishing that adolescence constitutes a time of diminished responsibility, when the brain's frontal lobes - the seat of judgment and impulse control - are still developing.
January 18, 2004 |
South Korean mothers know few bounds in trying to give their kids a leg up in speaking English. They play them nursery rhymes in the womb, hire pricey tutors for toddlers, send preschoolers to America to pick up the accent. But now they're even turning to surgery to sort out misplaced L and R sounds, underscoring the dark side of the crushing social pressures involved in getting a highly competitive society in shape for a globalized world.
May 1, 2000 |
In a message posted on a sex and information site for teens and young adults, a 14-year-old girl recently wrote, "Oral sex is not real sex. I would do it to preserve my virginity." Her attitude is not uncommon and troubles physicians and psychologists who say that some teens engage in oral sex with an alarming nonchalance.
June 19, 1994 |
They skipped the ghost stories and old camp songs. Instead, the 8-year-old Girl Scouts opted for tales about their families as they sat in the deepening twilight around the campfire. "Me next!" they begged for another turn. The stories came tumbling out: the one about the soggy camping trip, the way a brother always hid under restaurant tables when he was a baby and the little sister who never failed to get carsick.
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March 19, 1994 |
Don't be fooled if you think efforts to relieve post-earthquake stress here are full of hot air. But it may look that way today when thousands of letters about aftershocks are launched at noon with a 10-foot-tall helium balloon. Newhall resident Garo Papazian has been gathering notes for a month and hopes the "Send a Message to Mother Nature" event helps residents cope with the temblors in the wake of the Northridge quake.