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Should My Child Say "I''m Sorry."?

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Teaching children to apologize–and mean it. Parent: “Say you’re sorry!” Child: “I’m sorry.” Parent: “Tell them why!” Child: “I’m sorry for taking your book.” Parent: “Without asking.” Child: “Without asking.” Sound somewhat familiar? ... Read full article

Black History in Louisiana: Part I

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Places To Visit and how to celebrate year-round.... Read full article

The Santa Club

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You may wonder when the Santa conversation should occur, but—like many other situations—it depends on each individual child and his maturity level. ... Read full article

Halfway Thru Her Childhood

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Nine years ago, my baby girl came bursting into the world, sliced out of me in inelegant fashion. Her first moments included pooping on the doctor, craning her strong neck around the room, and in general, seeming ready to take on the world. This girl... Read full article

To Date or Not To Date? When is Your Child Ready?

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children, on average, are now beginning to date at 12 ½ for girls and 13 ½ for boys. How we define dating, however, could change these averages. The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and... Read full article



6 Tips for Learning from Home from a Homeschool Teacher

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Online learning has become the new norm in Louisiana since schools shut their doors in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Due to the change in learning, parents are taking on a whole new role in their households–teacher!... Read full article

Picky Eaters, Tantrums, Thumb-Sucking, Oh My!

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Toddler Tricks and How to Deal with Them... Read full article

Parenting a Child with Exceptional Needs?

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You have exceptional needs, too!... Read full article

Into the Unknown: Finding Inspiration in Frozen 2

by Mari Walker on

My birthday almost always falls during Thanksgiving break, and this year, my girls and I went to see Frozen 2 as a celebration (and then I ate a bunch of queso!). I didn’t think I would like the movie as much as I did. In the week since seeing it, I’... Read full article

How to Foster a Love of Music in Children

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Music enriches people’s lives in myriad ways. Age is of no consideration when it comes to benefitting from and appreciating music, but it seems that young people in particular have a lot to gain from music education.... Read full article

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