|Children In The Middle|
|Managing in Tough Times|
If you’ve pledged to focus on your health in the new year, exercising your mind and body in the great outdoors is a great way to meet your goal!
The black soldier fly can feed on kitchen scraps and industrial waste, and it can also be a source of protein for animals to eat.
Rising energy prices, ﬂoods and hurricanes happen, but they don’t have to bust your budget.
Squash and pumpkins are among the most popular and productive warm- season vegetables in Louisiana.
A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively.This fact sheet provides do-it-yourself mold cleanup steps.Pub 2949-B
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.
Farm animals can carry germs that make people sick, but some simple precautions can keep our kids healthy.
Lead poisoning is very common. Millions of all ages are affected every year. What is lead and how is it used? Where is lead found? How can my child get lead poisoning? Why is lead poisoning so dangerous? Should my child be tested for lead? Find these answers and more in this free publication. (PDF format only)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Active listening means paying careful attention to what others are saying. Follow these steps to improve active listening skills. (PDF Format Only)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Facts and information on the West Nile virus and how it's affecting Louisiana. (PDF format only)
A monthly newsletter for parents of newborns. (PDF Format Only)
The Character Critters storybook is ideal for parents or grandparents to read to their children or grandchildren. The storybook includes six separate stories that talk about being fair, trustworthy, responsible, respectful, caring and a good citizen. Cost: $7 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards accepted.
Four environmental rating scales are in use now: (1) Early Childhood Environment, (2) Infant and Toddler Environment, (3) Family Day Care Environment and (4) School-Age Care Environment. (PDF Format Only)
Use this state map to locate your contact for assistance or training. (PDF Format Only)
Finding just the right child care setting for your child can prove to be a difficult task. Being informed can help make your decision a little easier. (PDF Format Only)
5 Things Parents Can Do to Ensure Quality Care for Their Child (PDF Format Ony)
Do you need help paying your child care? The Louisiana Department of Social Services’ Child Care Assistance Program administers services for families eligible for child care assistance in the state. Information on how to apply included. (PDF Format Only)
One of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent is choosing a child care program. This checklist can assist you in comparing child care options to make the best choice for you and your child. (PDF Format Only)
How do you get head lice? How do you know if you have a head lice problem? How do you eliminate a head lice problem? Find these answers and more. (PDF Format Only)
Fleas developed on Earth thousands of years ago and have adapted many survival techniques. In Louisiana, they are pests in and around homes and on pets and other animals year round. Control measures and insecticides to use included. (PDF Format Only)
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)
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)