Ask Dr. John

Creating courageous daughters and sensitive sons

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0

A parent of a son may tell the son to face his fears, stop being a crybaby, be a man, try it again. In general, boys are more likely to be encouraged to buck up and confront situations in a masculine way. On the contrary, girls are more likely to be listened to, parents will honor the girl’s feelings, perhaps step in and fix the situation for her, protect her, keep her safe, let her off the hook, use more control without granting autonomy. READ MORE

Ask Dr. John

Learning to ride a bike

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0

“Of course. Falling is how you learn. You didn’t hurt yourself that bad, right?” He sparked my masculine need to brush off my emotions, and I said, brushing a tear from my eye, “No. I’m all right.”

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Opinion

Where is the Public in this Public Health Crisis?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Bernadette Gleeson 0

With the staggering number of deaths occurring in New Hampshire and nationwide, it is more important than ever to learn how to be an opportunity for someone struggling with addiction. Now is the time and YOU are the answer. As the number of deaths go down in this state and across the country, it will be because of you.

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Letters to the Editor

Open Letter to NH lawmakers: Reintroduce HB 192 for oversight of sex offender treatment program

Monday, August 21, 2017 Chris Dornin 0

It is a clear mistake the way the prison withholds sex offender therapy until the last two years of an offender’s minimum sentence. Placing them in programming as early as possible has many advantages. It would allow them to address their offending issues while the memories are fresh in their minds. It would encourage family members not to abandon them. The offenders would be working on a key issue right at the start of incarceration. READ MORE

Distant Dome with Garry Rayno

NH’s hodgepodge tax system is flush when times are good

Friday, August 18, 2017 Garry Rayno 0

People used to say the New Hampshire revenue system relied on “sin taxes” such as tobacco, liquor and gambling to fund government. Although that was about half the picture, the state has always relied on businesses and tourism to pay a large share of its tax burden. READ MORE

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