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Parents @ Play: ‘Round and ‘round we go

Whether it's sports, vehicles, or just the circle of life, we can't get enough of round things – wheels, balls, etc. Here are a few fun games that get you and your family on a delightful roll toward having fun together.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Sombrero coneflowers ablaze in dazzling colors

Something wonderful has happened in the world of purple coneflowers and that is science to the point it would probably even impress an astrophysicist. The science here, however, is with the selections, the breeding, crosses, and backcrosses, stuff that makes a rusty horticulturist like myself amazed and a little envious that I wasn't part of the project.

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections June 26-July 2, 2018

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of food service establishments in Ada County. Items listed correspond to risk factors that are most often associated with foodborne illness. Additional items are evaluated during inspection. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/eh-food-inspections.php. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Family

Living with Children: Let’s revisit ‘psychological thinking’

I call it "psychological thinking," referring to the tendency among parents of the last fifty years or so to attribute bad behavior on the part of a child to so-called "issues" that are thought to be causing emotional tensions of one sort or another. That is, in fact, precisely what my graduate school professors taught; to wit, that misbehavior was nothing more than a symptom of such tension, and for that reason, punishment would only make matters worse.

How to secure your home for about $100 in less than an hour

The Roseville Police Department shows how residents can add home security for either under $100, or under $400 with a camera, and in about an hour.