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Kicks or Keys

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Children’s interests and activities are as diverse as the children themselves. Just as the right activity can build a child’s self-esteem and provide hours of enjoyment, the wrong one can do just the opposite. So, how do you find the right sport, clu... Read full article

Anything is Possible

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Finding Purpose After Abuse

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Growing up in Arnaudville, Louisiana, Twahna P. Harris always knew who she was. “I was never one who cared what people thought of me because I had my own identity,” she says. “I knew what I wanted to be in life, and I was driven.”... Read full article

Changing Misconceptions

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Stay Active: Building Confidence After School

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Learning a sport, game, musical instrument, drama, or other skill is its own reward. But participating in after-school activities can provide many additional benefits to kids, too.... Read full article



Disney Rookies: Should We Book a Trip?

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Second graders are prone to hyperbole, or at least mine seems to be. However, she may be pretty close in thinking everyone but her has been to Disney World. Of course, I know that can’t possibly be true, but I do feel the allure of the magic mouse an... Read full article

Understanding the Voucher Program

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When I was a child, I thought that when I grew up, I would just be able to send my kids to school each morning and then go to work. Easy peasy! Now that I’m a mom with children of my own, I know what a stressful, frustrating situation choosing a scho... Read full article

LATAN Leads The Way To Recovery

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How terrifying would it be to lose your one method of communicating with others? For many Louisianians, this flood has placed them in that exact vulnerable predicament.... Read full article

Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... Read full article

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

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Gone are the days when your young son would dress up as a pretend firefighter. Now, a teenager, he is making career decisions in high school.... Read full article

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