One of those parents
This whole column is about potty training – so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
My kids are 3 1/2, going on 4, and they aren’t potty trained. That’s right. They’re still wearing diapers during the day and at night.
Literacy volunteers needed
BANGOR - Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is announcing its semi-annual tutor training certification that gives community volunteers the skills to help a neighbor improve his or her life with increased literacy. A few hours a week along with patience, flexibility and a passion to make a difference are all that is required of volunteers.
Tutor Deb Glazier of Bangor has tutored Nicole Hustus, a young mother of three, so that she can get her high school equivalency test (HiSET, formerly GED). Here is what Deb has to say about the experience:
EMMC seminar to address men’s health concerns
BANGOR – According to the National Institutes of Health, almost all older men have a weak urine stream or have some trouble with leaking, dribbling or starting urination. In an effort to provide education about these and other common men’s health issues, EMMC’s men’s health experts are holding a free seminar that is open to the public on Tuesday, March 10 in Bangor.
“We will cover a wide range of men’s health topics, including prostate issues like benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) that can cause incontinence and other problems,” says William Sturrock, MD, a men’s health consultant at EMMC Urologic Surgery of Maine. “We will discuss the use of testosterone, how health problems can affect intimacy, and more. Ultimately, we want to help men understand the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options that are out there and to know that there are solutions to their problems.”
Study: US teens getting less sleep
CHICAGO — U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found.
More than half of kids aged 15 and older would need to sleep at least two hours more each night to meet recommendations for adequate rest, heightening concerns about the impact on their health and academic performance. That’s according to researchers who analyzed the University of Michigan’s annual “Monitoring the Future” national surveys of youth behavior.
Being human is hard
There are a lot of rules in life. Learning how to share, learning how to deal with the notion that not all the cool toys in the world belong to you, learning that when you hurt someone it has consequences. Hard, hard stuff.
Learning as a kid has to be insanely difficult. You’re barely forming cogent sentences and you are expected to be polite. You’ve just realized that other people who are the same height as you can be communicated with as other people, but they won’t do what you say.
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