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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

Steven Oubre

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5 Ways to Keep the Holidays Jolly

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Christmas is normally a time of togetherness, where families and communities can experience the season with each other. However, this Christmas is looking to be different because of the spread of COVID-19 and safety guidelines suggesting that everyon... Read full article

Get Back on Track: Is it Time for Speech Therapy?

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“What’s normal for children this age?” “Will these errors resolve on their own?” “How do I address this issue?” Have these thoughts entered your mind after noticing differences in your child’s development while observing other children?... Read full article

Don’t Get Caught in an Itchy Situation: The No-Panic Parent’s Guide to Lice

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One of the lessons that parents try to teach their children is the importance of sharing with each other. Whether it be their snacks, their thoughts, and occasionally, even their toys, parents know that sharing is an important lesson for children to ... Read full article



Teen Suicide: Personal Essay from a Teenager

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My 13-year-old cousin, Kora, passed away on January 24, 2020 due to suicide. She was found by her family when they went to make sure she was up for school. She was on life support for a few days and then her organs were donated. This is my letter to ... Read full article

James Jefferson III

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As a Louisiana State Trooper, James Jefferson III has learned a lot about parenting and raising a family in Baton Rouge while on the job. He uses those lessons each day as he makes every moment with his family count. Whether he’s attending one of his... Read full article

Brainstorming Boredom Busters While Stuck at Home

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I love a good challenge, but at least four weeks (eight weeks?) at home with my girls, ages 8 and almost-4, may be my biggest mama challenge to date. I am committed to doing our part for public health and staying home as much as we possibly can. I am... Read full article

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

PTSD Awareness Month

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June offers an opportunity to teach the public about PTSD and effective treatments, which allows family and friends of those who experience a trauma to recognize symptoms and help them find adequate care.... Read full article

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