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Articles in April Blackburn, Family Life and Holidays

Generosity: Curbing the Gimmes

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As most parents do, I often think about my children and wonder what kind of adults they will be when they grow up. I hope they will become altruistic individuals, giving more than they take from the world. But my children are constantly bombarded by ... Read full article

Childhood Anxiety

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Anxiety is essentially an almost-constant state of apprehension. And for some children, that apprehension does manifest in the more expected and typical ways. But for others, it’s constantly activating their fight or flight reflex. ... Read full article

Homeschooling 101

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Is It For Your Family?... Read full article

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

Life After Suicide Loss

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First Things First… Grieving is a process. You never “get over it.” You learn to face each day as a new day in your journey of surviving a suicide loss. People grieve in many different ways, but we all grieve in our own way and on our own schedule. ... Read full article



Making Your Child's Birthday Special

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While it is important to let your child know how important she is throughout the year, it is crucial to make an extra effort to celebrate who she is on her birthday. ... Read full article

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Kids

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Whether you couldn’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you just don’t feel like fighting traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. Here are a few family-friendly idea... Read full article

The Unfinished Family: Struggling with Secondary Infertility

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I bought a yellow shirt that read, “I’m a Big Sister!” in a rainbow-glitter font. My daughter was barely two years old, and I knew that having a second child might not happen immediately. ... Read full article

Teaching Children To Say I'm Sorry

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“Go to your room and think about what you just said!” A phrase every child has heard at least once after being involved in a disagreement.... Read full article

Christmas Joy Project: Bring Joy to a Child in Foster Care This Christmas!

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One need last year was helping to purchase gifts from the children’s Christmas wish list which led to Louisiana Heart Gallery starting the Christmas Joy Project. The goal is to connect with families who want to purchase a gift for foster children.... Read full article

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