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Objects in Mirror: January 14, 2008 Archive

Parents: Are you doing the right thing?

Posted at 7:49 AM on January 14, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Bob Collins wonders: When do you trust your kids or trust the school? How do parents of teens handle drinking - or suspected drinking - issues? How do you decide when to have a conversation and when to deal out consequences? Is earlier better? Sandra replied:

Better to learn these lessons while the consequences are small and the cost is a little hurt pride or a few missed games or a sense of "I didn't do that and it's not fair", than have to learn by losing a job, a license, or possibly a life.

Read and comment on doing the right thing.

Gov. Pawlenty in the news

Posted at 3:19 PM on January 14, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Pawlenty bonding proposal includes $225 million for bridges
McCain not the only one benefiting from Pawlenty's campaigning

Keep up with - or keep tabs on - Gov. Pawlenty via MPR's Politics collection and Polinaut.

Public Insight Forum on binge drinking

Posted at 4:14 PM on January 14, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Why are college age kids drinking to excess? If you can't attend the Public Insight Forum on this topic tonight at 7 p.m., (it is sold out) you can listen to our live web-stream from the UBS Forum and even send a question.

In the meantime, discuss binge drinking online.

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