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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Posted Sep 2, 2015 at 1:01 AM

When my son started getting ready to leave for college two years ago, I dealt with the impending loss by cooking. I made more lasagna, chili, and baked ziti then you could shake a spatula at. On some level, I realized what I was doing was feeding him my love. Which made me wonder why, when my daughter started getting ready to go to college, I began to knit. Usually you think of knitting as a nesting activity - something you do when you’re preparing to welcome a baby into the house. But I was...

Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A mother came to see me because her child was having difficulty separating from her in school. The little girl clung to her mother at the door and refused to go into the room. When cajoled inside, she would not leave her mother’s side.

Posted Aug 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

“Oh, hi!” I said to a pseudo-friend of mine when I ran into her at the coffee shop one morning. I call her a pseudo-friend because we are friendly when we run into each other, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find her in a crowded room. I...

Posted Aug 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

What do children learn about growing up, and how do they learn it? I have been thinking about this question since reading a review of Jessica Lahey’s newly published book, “The Gift of Failure.” Different theories about how parents ruin their kids...

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Welcome to Part 2 of my three-part series chronicling the buildup to the college drop-off and the aftershock of sending my first child off to school. Last week was The Freshman Shopping List and starting to acknowledge that big changes are coming.

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 11:32 AM

I have been a television junkie ever since I was little, but growing up a child of the ’70s, there were just some programs my parents would not let me watch.

Posted Aug 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM

The heart healthy choice is margarine. Butter is made from animal fat and contains cholesterol and high levels of saturated fat. Margarine, on the other hand, is made from vegetable oils and contains no cholesterol.

Posted Aug 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A friend of mine who loves yoga recently told me that she had started doing yoga with her dog, Apparently it’s a big trend now and it even has a name.It’s called Doga. Of course.

Posted Aug 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital has announced births in their facility in July.

Posted Aug 18, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A previously unpublished book by Dr. Seuss was recently published, bringing much pleasure to children and parents.

Posted Aug 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

On the positive side, kids can learn to interact with people and become more social. On the negative side, they feel inadequate when their life doesn't measure up to someone else's life.

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