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Insect Repellants
Insect Repellents
People who work or play outdoors are often attacked by numerous species of insects, ticks and mites. If you choose or are required to be outside when insects are active, use a repellent. This publication explains how repellents are chemical substances that protect people from insect attack by making the body unattractive or offensive to insects. A repellent does not have to kill insects to be effective, although it may. (PDF Format Only)
mold remediation contractor
Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor
Hiring a qualified contractor for mold remediation is not required but generally is safer and more effective than a "do-it-yourself" approach because of the use of specialized equipment. In either case, you should carefully follow safety precautions to reduce exposure to mold. This publication provides guidance on safe and effective mold remediation practices and how to select a qualified remediation professional. (PDF Format only)
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Children in the Middle Series: The Business of Co-parenting
Parents can divorce each other, but the parent-child relationship and parenting responsibilities are forever. Follow these tips to make co-parenting a success. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Visitation Do's and Don'ts
For both parents and children, visitation is critical to maintaining a sense of connectedness both during and after a divorce. Tips for smooth visitations, constructive parenting goals and a list of visitation do's and don'ts. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Talking With Children About Money
Teaching children about money helps them to understand the financial changes the family is going through. It also teaches them the benefits of good money habits. Follow these guidelines on how to approach the topic of money with children. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Shared Parenting After Divorce
How do I decide if I want shared parenting? What is Included in a shared parenting arrangement? Find these answers and more. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Managing Income and Expenses
When parents divorce, they experience money changes that affect them emotionally, socially and financially. Use these tips to make the best of your financial situation and avoid costly errors as you move forward after divorce. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Loss of a Relationship
When a marriage or a long-term relationship ends, many different feelings surface. While each person is unique, many people say they go through four stages. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Disciplining Children
Sometimes it’s hard to know how to discipline children. All parents wonder if they’re too strict or not strict enough. Follow these suggestions to discipline your chldren effectively. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Not Enough Hours in the Day?
Single parent families have hectic lives. Most single parents feel they have too little time and too much to do. The first step to making the most of your time, however, is thinking about your goals. Follow these tips to help you determine and reach your goals.
Children in the Middle
Children in the Middle Series: Dating Issues
Before entering into a new relationship, deal with your feelings of loss and loneliness first. Consider the emotional needs of your children and make sure they are met. Follow these suggestions to make dating a success.
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Children in the Middle Series: Talking With Your Children
Among the first questions parents must answer in a separation or divorce are how, when and what to tell their children. Information on what children need to know and how parents can help children during a divorce is included.
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Active Listening
Active listening means paying careful attention to what others are saying. Follow these steps to improve active listening skills. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Friendship and Support
Although children are certainly important, they can’t substitute for relationships with other adults. Everyone, including single parents, needs and benefits from having a circle of close friends. Ten important tips for parents included. (PDF Format Only)
managing in tough times
Managing in Tough Times
Managing in Tough Times provides helpful information for families experiencing a disaster, such as how to manage family finances, keep the family strong and stay healthy. Topics include financial survival tips, getting the most from what you have, what bills to pay first, making meaning our of adversity, helping children cope with crisis, keys to coping with stress and cutting food costs.
Mom's Time Out
Mom's Time Out
We all have days when we feel anxious or “stressed out.” On days like that, it’s good for you to take some time out for yourself. Use these suggestions to de-stress. (PDF Format Only)
Your Security Blanket
Your Security Blanket
A monthly newsletter for parents of newborns. (PDF Format Only)
indoor air pollution
Be Aware of Your Indoor Air
Did you know the air inside buildings is nearly always more polluted than outside air? Learn the types of indoor air pollution and what you can do. (PDF Format Only)
healthy community
The Systems Approach to Healthy Community Using LSU AgCenter Resources and Leadership
This paper gives an introductory overview of the Systems Approach to Healthy Community that is being used by the LSU AgCenter in its Northwest Louisiana Region. It briefly explores some theoretical and conceptual ideas underlying the basic approach, and it presents a strategy and a logic model that illustrate several aspects of how this approach relates to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Nutrition Education Logic Model. (PDF Format Only)
Children in the Middle Series
Children in the Middle Series: Separating Your Finances
Marriage is a financial partnership. Divorce means more than separating a family physically. It also means separating a family financially. Suggestions for preparing for financial separation, dividing property, dealing with debt and dividing assets and property are included. (PDF Format Only)
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