Articles in Exceptional Lives, March Guides, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Cristian Hardy, Turn the Page, Summer Fun and Cheryl Brodnax

Relearning the Lost Art of Listening

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I’m a counselor; it’s a job requirement to be a good listener. Sometimes I wonder how I landed this gig because I haven’t always been a good listener.... Read full article

Baton Rouge Area Vacation Bible Schools

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Vacation Bible Schools offer faith-inspired crafts, music, lessons, and group activities that your children will enjoy. ... Read full article

Summer Is for Swimming!

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Summer is a great time to try out swimming beyond lessons or even a neighborhood swim team. Crawfish Aquatics runs a Summer season from June to July with 3-8 different enrollment options, depending on a child's age and group placement. ... Read full article

Thriving Theater Passion Follows Hearing Loss Recovery Journey

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For 21-year-old Grace Graugnard, hearing limitations never registered when she was a child, even though she wore hearing aids and eventually received cochlear implants.... Read full article

Moms Can, Too

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Pageants don’t just have to be for tweens and teens, moms can do them, too! And no one knows that better than Brittany Lorio, the Executive Director of the Pelican Organization and the 2019 Teen, Ms., and Mrs. Pelican State Pageant.... Read full article



Filling Hearts with Kindness, Starting with Her Own

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Kindness is the keyword for eight-year-old Tiva Thyssen, and she’s involved in several efforts to spread it. Specifically, since losing her older brother Traeh to suicide in 2019, Tiva works to bring awareness to and prevent bullying and suicide... Read full article

Building a Legacy of Love One Hug at a Time

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Avery Vasta is a preschooler at Central Primary in Gonzales. When she hears music, she has to stop and dance, and she’s free with hugs and kindness, making her a favorite at school and everywhere she goes. She loves Moana and Elena of Avalor. Avery, ... Read full article

Meet Me Halfway

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Is Your Child’s Coach Abusive? Beware of These 6 Red Flags

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Sports are known for helping kids develop confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of belonging. But when the pressure to perform and unhealthy coaching practices do the opposite, kids find themselves in a tough situation where they may need parent... Read full article

November 2017 Books

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