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by Adela Baker, CACP   My third grader had to take a timed multiplication quiz. He had to complete 100 problems, from 0-12 times tables, in under three minutes. People, I didn’t know if I could do this either...

ADHD is not a disability. It is a gift!

by Adela Baker, CACP   I often get called by parents who at their wit’s end with their ADHD kid. I listen to their litany of complaints and the sob stories of IEPs, social anxieties, gaming addictions, evil t...
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The Importance of a Language-Rich Home

How verbal interaction with babies and toddlers leads to a lifetime of benefits. 10-month-old Sasha sits on the living room floor, playing with her toys.  Dad looks at her from the couch where he is folding la...

Creating a Peaceful “Neighborhood” for All of Us

What would Mr. Rogers say about guns and children in America? In the wake of the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida the children I see in my practice are again fearful. While it is highly unlikely tha...

Mrs. Cambre’s New Orleans Family Tradition

Betty Cambre and her family. By Laura Claverie     For most grandmothers, Sunday is a time of leisure.  But not if you are Betty Cambre of River Ridge.  It is on these normally slow days that she is at her ...

‘Festing’ in New Orleans with Kids

Fest with the Best! So many choices means lots of reasons to get into the festival spirit and no excuses to miss out. You can go big or small – pack up for a day at French Quarter Fest or just grab the bare ne...

Tips for Telling your Child They Have Autism

Your Child Has Autism. When (and How) Do You Tell Him? Parents of children with autism often struggle with why, when and how to share the diagnosis with the child; the “why” part of this issue is clear. Childr...

Five Legal Documents You Need When Estate Planning

Understandably, the very phrase "estate planning" can be daunting to some, or sound like something only the very wealthy must do. In truth, people at all income levels benefits enormously from good planning, ...
Tracy Breaux's Tribe

Finding Your Tribe

These are my people. This is my tribe. Of these people, I am certain.   When I was a new mom, I found myself at home for the first time in years with a very difficult baby and friends who I had less and less ...

Is Your Stress Showing?

Raising Kids Is Tough – Find the Joy, and Kids Will Notice! A persistent myth about parenting is the blissfulness of it all. In reality, parenting is a mixed bag that includes intense, fleeting surges of joy m...

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