How to Bring Up Bad Dad's Behavior to Children?

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Associated Press

Today is Monday, Aug. 20, the 233rd day of 2012. There are 133 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

In 1833: Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.

In 1862: The New York Tribune published an open letter by Editor Horace Greeley to President Abraham Lincoln titled "The Prayer of Twenty Millions"; in it, Greeley called on Lincoln to take more aggressive measures to free the slaves and end the South's rebellion.

In 1910: A series of forest fires swept through parts of Idaho, Montana and Washington, killing at least 85 people and burning about 3 million acres.

In 1920: Pioneering American radio station 8MK in Detroit (later WWJ) began daily broadcasting.

In 1940: During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons, saying, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

In 1968: The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague Spring" liberalization drive.

In 1977: The U.S. launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

In 1992: Shortly after midnight, the Republican National Convention in Houston renominated President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle.

Five years ago: Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley died in Greenwich, Conn., at 87.

One year ago: Israel issued a rare apology for the deaths of three Egyptian soldiers who were killed during a cross-border attack blamed on Palestinians.,by JERALDINE SAUNDERS

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use a reliable friend or adviser as a sounding board before implementing new ideas.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You certainly are making admirable progress financially, but would be wise to backpedal if called on to start something new.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Bend with the wind. A few surprises could be in store. Just hang loose and don't allow a change in plans to put you off.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Remember that like attracts like. Your strength lies in your ability to be a faithful and trustworthy partner.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do your best not to offend anyone and avoid making irrevocable decisions. Put your organizational skills to good use.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a walk on the wild side. You are willing to experiment, but might return to traditional values with a sigh of relief.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your phone might buzz like a hive of bees. Chatterboxes are likely to be drawn to you and brighten up your day.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You could make mistakes in the rush to make necessary changes on time or to escape from limiting situations.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Rewards come to those who deserve them. People might be willing to perform favors for you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stand up for unity. An aggravating situation might shake things up and blend people around you into a united front.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be as steadfast and reliable as the Rock of Gibraltar. Inescapable ambition could tempt people to use callous methods to get ahead.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A little vagueness about details could cause minor mix-ups. A whimsical attitude, however, lightens up dreary routine.

IF AUGUST 20 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have been riding high on a streak of good luck, but must buckle down to work and responsibilities. You are much too easily distracted by unfulfillable fantasies and peer pressure during the next four to six weeks, so hold off on making crucial decisions and key changes. …