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Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMichelle Parkes

Being a teenager has never been easy, but that's a fact that many of us forget after we become adults. Most teens are adult size, but they still haven't mastered adult skills.Parents can help their teenagers by listening and answering questions as...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2016 | 11:12 PMMichelle Parkes

Ps. Please use the Bright Spark logo with this column.Etiquette, for some men, does not belong in the same breath as manliness. For them, etiquette and manners conjure up lists of dos and don'ts, a nagging mother, or artificial formality .... and,...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMMichelle Parkes

All of us occasionally deal with being stung by an insulting remark. Sometimes we don't think of the perfect response until several days after the initial insult. Or we may instantly fire off a sharp retort which leaves everyone around us stunned,...

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