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Is It Terrible Twos or Just Terrible Behavior?

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Most parents know this scene all too well. One moment, you and your toddler are successfully navigating the aisles of the grocery store. Everyone’s happy. Everything’s fine. Until it’s not. Suddenly, your little angel is sprawled on the floor red fac... Read full article

Slowing Down: Reclaiming Sanity

by Cheryl Brodnax on

So, I have a problem with over-commitment. It seems that any time there is white space on my calendar, I find some excuse to fill it. My husband often points out that I never just sit. What? Who doesn’t sit?... Read full article

Negative Words and Your Children

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No! Stupid. Stop! Dumb. It’s possible that you have either uttered these under your breath, or to keep your child from doing something that could hurt him, shouted out a quick, “No!,” to stop him in his tracks. However, these words can have long- and... Read full article

Fall is Here! Ready, Set, Go!

by Amy Delaney on

It’s that time. Not red and green, but orange and black! Despite the humidity and temperature outside, you can see a change in the sunlight that means fall is upon us. We’ve survived another hot Louisiana summer and the payoff is big. Football, good ... Read full article

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



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

Hang In There, Camper! Tips for Helping Anxious Kids Enjoy Summer Camp

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As May approaches, school children typically have one thing on their mind, summer break. Thoughts of school are replaced with what they are going to do or where they are going, with some going on vacation; some visiting relatives; and some staying ho... Read full article

Camper Classified: What Only the Campers Know About Camp

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it... directly from the campers themselves.... Read full article

This Is The Year

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As the wave of New Year celebrations travels around the globe this time of year, millions of people are reflecting on the changes they want to make in their lives. January 1 represents a fresh start, a clean slate.... Read full article

When Santa’s Not Fair

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What’s the first thing you ask a child after Christmas? Did you answer, “What did Santa bring you?” or “What did you get for Christmas?” Chances are you did, and you’re not alone. After all, you’re guaranteed a smile. And the ultimate conversation st... Read full article

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