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Teaching Children Respect

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As a veteran teacher, I’ve been asked many questions about how to teach children over the years, and only once have I been a bit stumped. The mother asked me, “How do you teach respect?” After a moment’s thought, my response was, “Every single day.”... Read full article

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

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What are the best ways to include younger children in the pumpkin-carving festivities while keeping everyone safe? ... Read full article

Captivate, Educate, Motivate: 10 Ways the Summer Olympics Can Inspire Your Child

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From the Opening Ceremony to the final flame, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, promises to inspire children with amazing athletic feats and lasting life lessons.... Read full article

Gardening with Kids: Playing in Dirt isn’t Just Fun–It’s Healthy, Too!

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There’s no question, playing in the dirt tops the list of fun for kids, particularly young children, despite the protests of many well-intended parents. If you happen to be one of those worried parents, you can put your fears aside.... Read full article

Mapping Family Fun Louisiana-Style

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Whether you’re looking for water fun in Sportsman's Paradise or wanting to dive into history in Cajun Country, there’s something for every member of the family in all corners of our great state. We have mapped out a few ideas to get you started this ... Read full article



Teaching Children to be Thankful

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As we approach the holiday season, our minds often turn to things for which we should be thankful: health, family, shelter, friends—all of these things become more important during this time of year. ... Read full article

New Year's Resolutions Your Entire Family Can Keep

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This year try a new tactic and make it a family affair.... Read full article

A Life Worth Following

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I cannot hope my children will be unconditionally loving parents without loving them unconditionally. I cannot hope my children will be authentic in their relationships while pretending in my own.... Read full article

Tutu For You

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Should Toddlers Take Dance Class?... Read full article

Trauma and Children

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Learn what happens when children are faced with trauma.... Read full article

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