Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the western suburbs. Each new year, people vow to make a fresh start for themselves or loved ones. With recent gun violence in the news, some parents have told us they plan to cut back on their kids' consumption of violent movies or video games. Others may want to eat more family dinners together or have their kids spend more time outside. This brings us to this week's question: Take a look at what Patch users throughout the western suburbs had to say and join the conversation in …
We start the new year out by wanting to improve our lives. So what happens when the going gets tough?
Monday, December 26, 2011
A new year is upon us. A new year represents a time of new beginning, an opportunity to better ourselves, to make things right. What can you do? How about volunteering at the local food panty? Or, take an exercise class at the park district? Or use the vast services of the library more often? Making a new year’s resolution is all well and good, but then you have to carry it out. So this week’s poll asks how long do you stick to your new year’s resolution? Last week’s poll: Was the Iraq War worth the effort? A total of 86 percent said no, and 13 percent said yes. John Regals called the war the “stupidest thing this country ever did. For the sake of those killed and wounded I hope I'm wrong, but the odds of Iraq establishing a stable nation …