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Improve paper; add column on parenting

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

I write to thank our newspaper editors and staff for putting together such a nice newspaper every day. I really enjoy reading it, and I hope that tangible newspapers will always be available to us.

When I lived in Nebraska several years ago, I read another good newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald. In it was a parenting column by noted child psychiatrist John Rosemond. People wrote questions to him, and he wrote answers similar to “Dear Abby,” but discussing parenting issues.

It was a very interesting, well-written, and helpful column dealing with everything from diapers and teething to curfews and college. I used to love reading it even before I had children.

I was wondering whether you would ever consider running such a column in our local paper? Are there any other moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, pastors, teachers, doctors, or baby sitters out there who could use some friendly, expert advice on various childhood issues? If so, let our newspaper know you are interested.

It would be the perfect addition to our near-perfect newspaper, don’t you think?

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