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Dr. Wallace: I understand that you were a former high school varsity head basketball coach, so I feel that you are qualified to answer my question. How important is it to win in athletics? I coach a Little League baseball team. We aren’t very good! Joel, Dallas Joel: That’s about the same as asking, “How high is up?” Personally, I feel that winning should not be a goal. The goal should be to perform at one’s highest level possible, to ethically follow all the rules and to respect the opponent — win, lose or draw. It’s more important to participate, … ]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 01:45:37 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/6613413-452/more-important-to-give-your-all-than-win.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/6613413-452/more-important-to-give-your-all-than-win.html <![CDATA[ Have no fears about striking out with girls ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: I’m a 16-year-old boy who has never been on a date. My problem is that I’m shy. I’m afraid if I ask a girl out, I’d be crushed for life if she told me to get lost. I’m a pretty good athlete and an above-average student, and my female cousins say I’m not bad-looking. When they ask me why I’m not dating, I just tell them that I’m too busy with athletics and schoolwork. I’m scared to tell them that I’m afraid of being told no. What can you do to help me overcome this hang-up? I’m deathly … ]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:22:35 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/6499628-452/have-no-fears-about-striking-out-with-girls.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/6499628-452/have-no-fears-about-striking-out-with-girls.html <![CDATA[ The four R’s make for a better Earth for all ]]> Lead story image

Teens: A Canadian teen sent me a marvelous environmental booklet distributed by the Royal Bank called “Conserve and Protect.” It’s chock-full of useful information about how each of us can contribute to a much healthier environment. If used, the following hints and tips can make a big difference in making our world a better and safer place. All The Right Moves: Once upon a time, we learned the three R’s at school. Now it’s high time that we mastered a new set of R’s: Reject, Reuse, Repair and Recycle. Applying the four-R principle at home is an effective way to … ]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:45:38 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/6375841-452/the-four-rs-make-for-a-better-earth-for-all.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/6375841-452/the-four-rs-make-for-a-better-earth-for-all.html <![CDATA[ What is a girl like me supposed to do? ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: I hope you can help me. I am considered a high achiever. In other words, I get higher grades than I should because I spend a lot of time “hitting the books.” I really work hard on my studies. My problem is that my IQ is only average, and I don’t do well on tests that I don’t study for. I’ll be starting my senior year in high school in September and didn’t do well on both the college entry tests. I’m sure that colleges will pass me by because of my test scores. What’s a girl like … ]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:35:56 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5830605-452/what-is-a-girl-like-me-supposed-to-do.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5830605-452/what-is-a-girl-like-me-supposed-to-do.html <![CDATA[ Should coaches be classroom teachers? ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: Recently, high school youngsters in Memphis, Tenn., wrote to you about their unfortunate circumstance of being in an English class taught by the basketball coach, who was preoccupied by his coaching and was not interested in teaching the subject. But your response missed the point entirely. And should the students follow your advice of meeting with the principal, they have a good chance of getting into trouble. Their plight is the same as that faced by thousands of concerned students throughout the nation. It is an everyday happening that plagues secondary education and is despised by conscientious teachers … ]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:34:11 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5714697-452/should-coaches-be-classroom-teachers.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5714697-452/should-coaches-be-classroom-teachers.html <![CDATA[ How do American students stack up? ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: Our English teacher is very strict and is a “hard” grader. In other words, it’s hard to get a good grade in his class. One of his biggest gripes is that American students are lazy and spend more time on sex, drugs, alcohol and watching TV than they do on studying. He also reminds us that students in Europe and Asia are brighter and spend more time on academics than American students. Do you believe this to be true or is our teacher just trying to “inspire” us to be better students? Nameless, Hammond Nameless: It’s true that … ]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:29:11 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5587470-452/how-do-american-students-stack-up.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5587470-452/how-do-american-students-stack-up.html <![CDATA[ 19 vs. 14 is significant difference in ages ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: I know this is unusual, but I’m a 19-year-old young lady who is head over heels in love with a 14-year-old guy. And I know that he loves me, too. He is the brother of my former best friend. I say former because she deserted me when Steve and I started seeing one another. It’s hard for me to understand why I’m attracted to Steve, but I am. He is highly intelligent and very mature. In fact, I’ve never been around a guy as mature as Steve. He’s wonderful and treats me like a queen. His parents are … ]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:26:51 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5449993-452/19-vs-14-is-significant-difference-in-ages.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5449993-452/19-vs-14-is-significant-difference-in-ages.html <![CDATA[ Teachers should be told  of girl’s at-home duties ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 years old and am finding it very rough at home. My father is unemployed and we don’t have a lot of money, but he does manage to drink a six-pack of beer every day. My mom has a job cleaning houses in the neighborhood. It’s because of her that we have food on our table and a roof over our heads. I’m the oldest kid and have three younger brothers. Every day after school, I have to take care of my brothers, clean the house, start the dinner and do the laundry when necessary. On Monday … ]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:23:23 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5315805-452/teachers-should-be-told-of-girls-at-home-duties.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5315805-452/teachers-should-be-told-of-girls-at-home-duties.html <![CDATA[ Keep swimming, mom will be there in spirit ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Wallace: Two years ago, I joined a swim team. In that time, I have become a very good swimmer and enjoyed being a member of the team. My parents are very proud of me. This past year, my mother became very ill. She has recovered, but now she doesn’t want to watch me perform because the pool area is hot and steamy, which causes her to get headaches. Because my mom won’t be there to give her support, I’m not sure I want to be on the swim team any longer. My dad really wants me to continue to … ]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:18:08 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5052305-452/keep-swimming-mom-will-be-there-in-spirit.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/wallace/5052305-452/keep-swimming-mom-will-be-there-in-spirit.html