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Money Matters: Avoiding Entitlement and Encouraging Responsibility

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Teach your children the difference between wants and needs. It will leave a life-long impression and encourage responsibility in their adult life.... Read full article

The Motivation Struggle

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I think back on my own life and all of the things I thought I wanted to do…and you know what? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So, how in the world do I motivate my kid to stick to something when I’m not sure I can do that for myself?... Read full article

Parental Procrastination

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Is it hurting your child?... Read full article

Co-Parent with Class: Advice for a Successful School Year

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Advice for a successful school year while dealing with co-parenting.... 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



Aimee Poche

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Through the miracles of adoption and birth, Aimee Poche and her husband saw their family increased from no children to eight children in three years. They adopted a son domestically, internationally adopted five siblings from Peru, and then had two b... Read full article

7 Fun Things To Do After Thanksgiving Dinner

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Since quality time with friends and family can be hard to come by these days, consider using that after-dinner time to create a new family tradition. ... Read full article

What Children Really Need After Divorce

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Research shows that outcomes for children whose parents divorce are dismal, with several variables determining the future failure or success of the children within a divorced family.... Read full article

Your Child, Your Self

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My daughter is the spitting image of me. She has blue eyes, curly brown hair, and fair skin. But that’s where our similarities end.... 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

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