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Does Birth Order Affect Who We Become?

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My son (the firstborn) is reserved, a perfectionist, and follows directions to a tee. My daughter (the youngest) is outgoing, fearless, and thinks the world is her stage. However, my son came home from overnight camp with the news that he was voted i... Read full article

Soothing Separation Anxiety

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Tips to help you and your child(ren) learn that it is okay to let go.... Read full article

Focusing on Your Circle of Control

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As a counselor, I treat a lot of anxiety. As a human, I’ve had a lot of anxiety. I believe worrying just comes as part of the human condition. If someone claims they never worry, I’m thinking they either have an impressive supply of medication, or no... Read full article

Play it Safe! Navigating Sports Injuries

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Cleats are being laced up again, grass stains are set to return to those pristine soccer uniforms, and the Friday night lights will be shining once more as sports makes its long-awaited return. Coming off of a year of isolation, cancelled sports, and... Read full article

Renita Williams Thomas

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When it comes to creating a to-do list, Renita Williams Thomas is religious about it. For her, being able to accomplish her checklist goals (at least 90 percent of them!) each day are what make her feel her best.... Read full article



Parenting a Child with Exceptional Needs?

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

Meghan Parrish

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Meghan thrives on working in a creative and challenging environment each day. As the VP of Marketing and Communications at Baton Rouge General, Meghan gets to push herself through naming new programs and buildings and creating new experiences for our... Read full article

Active-Shooter Drills At School

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Mommy, all of my friends at school don’t fit in the closet in our classroom.” Kate said this as such an offhand comment that I almost missed it. When I asked why everyone was trying to fit into the closet, the answer occurred to me even as she was ex... Read full article

Living in Quarantine: The After Effects

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In order to escape the Great Plague affecting Cambridge, Newton retreated in isolation to Woolsthorpe where he soon came up with his theories of gravity, optics and calculus. After a wildfire, landscapes will explode with thousands of flowers known ... Read full article

Parenting Through Grief

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Like most parents, 2020 presented my family with change beyond measure. In early March, just one week before COVID hit the United States and shut the entire world down, my mother unexpectedly left our physical world... Read full article

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