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Discovering What Works In Parenting

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Parenting can be a challenge.  Finding what works depends on several factors.  This weekend, the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana hosts the "What Works" conference at the Monroe Civic Center.

"It's really important that all children have caring adults in their lives," said Coalition Executive Director Lynn Clark.  "We've reached out to educators, nurses, social workers, and others to create a nurturing environment in their professional lives for children."

The conference begins Thursday night with a Dad's dinner event. On Friday, conference sessions are held with the theme: Parent Is A Verb.  Clark says, "being a parent is not just a label, but is an action."  A special presentation this year is from Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support.  Topics including the grief process and the rights of parents are discussed in this session.