published Friday, July 5th, 2013

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THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

Editor's Note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.

Q: Dad, some of my friends act like they have to do everything right now, and some act like they don't have to do or deal with anything until much later, if ever.

A: Funny how that works isn't it? Some people stress out when they don't need to, and some never worry about anything until it is right on top of them. I guess the right answer is what works for you, but life is a whole lot less stressful if you deal with things like bills, car repairs, scholarship applications, open wounds, as they come up instead of waiting.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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