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Articles in A Day in the Life of Dad, Local Profile, School, Madeline Rathle, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Amelia Laprairie

The Big Buddy Program

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Forty years ago, an LSU psychology class started a class project after their teacher decided they should have an off-campus mentoring experience. The students partnered with a local woman who was running a daycare center in her home, and when the cla... Read full article

Leave the Bubble

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Recently, a friend of mine passed unexpectedly. We know this happens every day, but it seems it has to keep happening to remind us to live in the moment. With our children, it’s easy to get up in the morning, start the daily routine, and get ready fo... 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

It's Not About You

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Moving on when the dream is over.... Read full article

Baby Cavities Be Gone!

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Why should parents worry about cavities in their little ones when the baby teeth are going to fall out anyway? The big answer is that decay in those little teeth can have serious and far-reaching health consequences. As a result, an unprecedented num... Read full article



Kids with Guns at School

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“The year was 1965. My brother and I attended a small country school. It was not uncommon for students to drive to school with weapons on gun-racks in pickup trucks. Rifles, shotguns, and pistols of all shapes and sizes could be found in the parking ... Read full article

The Complex World of ADHD in Children

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Belynda Gauthier’s son was kicked out of five daycare programs before he turned five years old. She heard a lot of misguided opinions about what might be “wrong” with him. A social worker said he was autistic. Deafness was another theory, but testing... Read full article

Sure Signs You’re a Mom to School-Aged Children

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It’s August–do you know where your school supply list is?! This school year snuck up on us like no other. We moved in May and our summer was literally turned upside down, and now it’s August and school is upon us. As I entered the scramble to prepare... Read full article

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Dealing with Defiance

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There are days when parents feel like time flies when it comes to their children. Their children were once little, full of energy, and occasionally acted up, but overall, they idolized their parents. However, once they hit their preteen years, things... Read full article

Valentine’s Day: The Holiday I Love to Hate

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When ranking the best holidays, Valentine’s Day has always been near the very bottom for me. My love/hate relationship with this lovely holiday began way back in high school. I was never the girl with lots of admirers, so I remember the flowers, cand... Read full article

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