Q: MY seven-year-old son still wets the bed, and both he and I are embarrassed about it. Is this normal at his age, and what can I do to help him stay dry at night? A: Alina Lynden, a helpline adviser for ERIC, the children's bowel and bladder charity (eric.org.uk/bedwetting), says: "Wetting the bed is a common childhood condition affecting half a million children and teenagers in the UK. "Around 12 per cent of seven to nine-year-olds regularly wet the bed. However, it's something which can have a huge impact on a child's day-to-day life, affecting their self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, achievement at school and social life. Children may feel so embarrassed about their bed-wetting that they avoid sleepovers or going on school camp for fear of their 'secret' being discovered. Extra washing to deal with it and disturbed sleep can also take a big toll on family life. "There are lots of things you can do now to try and help him get dry. The most important thing to start with is to give … [Read more...] about Ask The Expert: How can I help my child to stop wetting the bed?
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Paul Farhi, The Washington Post Published 10:49 am PST, Sunday, March 3, 2019 With viewers increasingly able to screen out ads with digital video recorders or turning away altogether, TV stations have tried to find new ways to increase revenue. One answer has been magazine-style programs such as "Great Day Louisiana" that seamlessly blend the look of informational and news programming with outright salesmanship, leaving viewers to figure out which is which. less With viewers increasingly able to screen out ads with digital video recorders or turning away altogether, TV stations have tried to find new ways to increase revenue. One answer has been magazine-style programs ... more Photo: Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty Images Photo: Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty Images Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Is it news you can use? An ad? Both? On some morning TV programs, it’s hard to tell
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Mitch Albom Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 AM EST Jan 20, 2019 This happens a lot. I’m visiting with someone, or having a meeting, and for some reason I need to make a call, and I reach in my pocket and take out my phone … And the person breaks out laughing. “No way,” they chortle. Or, “Oh, please.” This is because I use a flip phone. The same flip phone I have used for years. I cannot tell you when I first got it, that’s how far back it goes. It is small and black with some red trim on the front, and it says “Verizon” near the bottom, but I don’t know anything else about it. Not its model. Not its serial number. Not its memory or its gigabytes. I just know it rings and I answer it. Sue me. I don’t care about phones. To me, they are there for talking and for hanging up. I don’t need to carry the world in my pocket. I don’t need to post my life. I don’t need to play “Clash of … [Read more...] about Mitch Albom: I still use a flip phone. Here’s why.
Jill Colvin, Associated Press Updated 5:11 pm PST, Monday, January 7, 2019 The Capitol is seen as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. After no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged shutdown, newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government. less The Capitol is seen as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. After no ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The … [Read more...] about AP Explains: Can Trump use an emergency to build his wall?