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Ask Mr. Dad: The downside of praise

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I'm sick and tired of hearing parents tell their kids that they're "awesome," or "amazing" or "incredible," or any of the other overused words people use these days. The fact is that most kids aren't any of those things. I'm wondering whether we're doing damage to our society with our non-stop praise. What's your take on this?

Family

Ex-etiquette: Find a compromise for Mother's Day celebration

Q: My biological mother died when I was 5-years-old and two years later my father married a wonderful woman who raised me and has always made me feel loved. I regard her as my mom, even though I will never forget my biological mother, but each year when Mother's Day rolls around, my aunt (my mom's sister) wants me to visit the cemetery where my mother is buried and completely disregard Judy. On Mother's Day, of all days, I want to acknowledge Judy for what she has done for me, but it causes a problem every year. What's good ex-etiquette?

Food & Drink

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry

This PSA chronicles the life of a single strawberry—from the farm to the supermarket to its ultimate destination: the trash. This video is part of the “Save the Food’ campaign designed to reduce food waste, change household behaviors, and ultimately minimize environmental and economic impacts. (Learn more at savethefood.com)

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: Early planting may not pay off

It's not just day and night temperature that makes the difference, it's ground temperature. Most folks get all excited on the first really warm spring days, then run out and plant a garden. Inevitably this event is followed by rain, hail and frost, which decimate the seedlings and prevent some seeds from sprouting at all.

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